Authorities visited the woman Thursday in her village of Sachire and displayed two Soviet-era documents noting her date of birth as indicated in her birth certificate, which had been lost.
Khvichava's claim has yet to be verified by an independent body. One might also note that similar claims have been made for several other elderly people, mostly unproven. One recent claim of a 157-year-old woman was described at http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2010/06/indonesian-census-discovers-a-157yearold-woman.html
The oldest DOCUMENTED person in the world is 114-year-old Eugenie Blanchard of Saint Barthelemy, France.