This interview was conducted and recorded in Russian. Read Julia Kanin's Russian transcript and English translation below. Интервью проведено и записано на русском языке. Вы можете ознакомиться с траснскриптом и переводом Юлии Ханиной ниже.
Sofya Lobova was born in Kyiv in 1935 and immigrated to the U.S. in 1995. Lobova vividly describes her childhood memories of having to evacuate during World War II and her career working in Kyiv's Department of Culture. In Brooklyn, she became one of the leaders of the Russian-speaking community in Coney Island. Lobova is a longtime resident of NYCHA's Haber Houses and was the president of its senior center for many years.
Sofya Lobova passed away on June 30, 2023.