10-year, $13,000 quest to bury her son in Minnesota ends

  • Article by: Mary Lynn Smith , Star Tribune
  • Updated: March 21, 2013 - 2:57 PM

Russian immigrant Tamara Oulanova bulled past extortionists, thieves and bureaucracy to lay her son to rest in America.

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heckyousayMar. 20, 1310:27 PM

Welcome to America, Tamara Oulanova. May your son rest in peace in American soil.

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elrichmanMar. 21, 13 3:58 AM

God Bless You

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arcayeMar. 21, 13 6:30 AM

What a story. God Bless this woman and may she find peace.

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ubetcha101Mar. 21, 13 6:56 AM

Amen, welcome to America your free to rest in peace.

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lawguymnMar. 21, 13 9:25 AM

There is nothing like a mother's love.

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webfootMar. 21, 13 3:05 PM

Wow, what a wonderful woman. I'm so sad that she had to go through so many struggles, I can't imagine that, but I'm happy she now has her son home where he can rest in peace. God bless you, Tamara.

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boba22looMar. 21, 13 3:56 PM

Touching article on mother's love and devotion. Noted the print copy, on my doorstep, twice had "visa" capitalized, as if she were applying for a credit card. Glad the editors corrected it for the online story.

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melvinMar. 21, 1310:36 PM

What a sad event for this lady to have lost her son so early in life. All this before the hope of making a new life in America. The devotion to her son's memory and wanting to bury his body in America completed her dream of they being together. In her life here she will now be able to visit his grave giving her comfort. Blessed are those strangers who came to her assistance and became friends. They gave this lady the happiness she sought. May she find peace.

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henrypageMar. 12, 14 7:44 AM

I confess that I wept uncontrollably having read this story. It tells me how lucky I was to be born in a country that respects its people. How lucky this young man was to have a mother like Tamara Oulanova; his years may have been cut short but those years with a mother like that must have been formidable. When I read stories like hers I just wish that people like her had a much greater influence in our world. Bless you Mrs. Oulanova, you are unique and admirable. I am sorry for your loss.

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