Lydia was a teacher and a poet. Nikolay was a former serviceman and publicist. They met at a dance in October 1957. Four months later they were married, nine months later they had a daughter.
They lived a happy life in the Soviet Union and went through all the hardships of “perestroika” together. When they retired, they took up writing.
In 2018, Lidochka, as her husband called her, received a serious knee injury, after which she could no longer walk independently. Nikolay cared for his wife — cooking, bathing, and exercising with her. Two years later she died. They lived together for 62 years.
Now Nikolay is 87 years old. Now he is learning to live independently.
Video from the Savchenko family archive. The author of the video, Nikolay Savchenko. Shooting on 8mm film.