Granya Ivanovna was a plasterer-painter. She worked as many of her peers at Izhevsk machine-building plant. In 1975 she moved with her family to Buranovo, where she was working as a dairymaid for twenty years. She loves knitting (and knitted the stockings in which the grandmothers go on the stage). Granya Ivanovna has six children, eight grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.