A love story that confirms the old and simple truth that real feelings can pass through the years. In Kopeisk, Chelyabinsk region, two lovers met at school, and got married only at the age of 60.
Now Viktor Sokolov gives his beloved rowan bunches and remembers well how 60 years ago he gave her - a pretty schoolgirl - lilacs. More than half a century later, they signed without witnesses at the Kopeysk registry office. The wedding was quiet, just like all their love. This story, florid and artistic, as if from the pages of Dostoevsky's novels.
He saw her in a dance club more than 60 years ago and immediately realized that he had fallen in love without memory.
“I noticed one girl who was absolutely extraordinary. She was distinguished by her laughter. I caught myself on the fact that I could not tear myself away, I looked and looked in her direction, as they say at first glance,”recalls Viktor Sokolov.
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After the institute, life scattered lovers. Victor went to work in Ukraine for distribution, Galina remained in her hometown. Later, both had families, children, grandchildren, even great-grandchildren, but they always remembered each other. 33 years later, they met again in 1994. A friend wrote to Viktor Mikhailovich that “his Galina” was widowed. He himself had long been divorced and began to write to her again.
But all the same, the first love remained in the heart, it will never go away. She lived somewhere far in the heart, she always remains
This is how they lived for more than 20 years. She became his eyes - in 2007, Victor went blind. But this does not prevent him from publishing a magazine together with the city society of the blind, actively participating in the life of Kopeisk and writing poetry.
This story is worthy of the front page of the world-famous local newspaper "Kopeyskiy Rabochy" This is the same newspaper that Bruce Willis, Angelina Jolie, Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp and other Hollywood stars held in their hands. So it is quite possible that now Richard Gere is welling up with tears from the material about the Sokolov couple that he read in the Kopeysk Rabochy.
The lovers themselves, as if making up for the years lost without each other, talk not about everyday life, but about romance, affectionately addressing each other, as if proving to everyone that first love really is for life.