Agence France-PresseApril 4, 2013 00:00
"Her name was Jeanne.... A brunette, nothing special. But I must find her at any cost."
At 93, Nikolai Vasenin, a former Red Army soldier and Gulag prisoner who fought for the French Resistance in World War II, is searching for the love he says he lost 60 years ago in France.
"I am 93, there is no reason to wait any longer."
Vasenin's extraordinary nine decades of life have seen him captured by the Nazis, escape from German captivity, join the French resistance and then be arrested on his return to the Soviet Union.