A Soviet couple marked the 103rd anniverary of their marriage in an area of the Soviet Union that knows no divorce, the Tass news agency said Friday.

Khatyn and Ilyas Djafarov live in the village of Yanshak in the Transcaucasus region. They were married on Sept. 1, 1885, Tass said."There are no divorces in those places in the south of Soviet Azerbaijan, and people live very long lives," the news agency said.

"The 118-year-old Khatyn and 122-year-old Ilyas are a remarkable model of being in happy wedlock for over 100 years," Tass said. The couple have more than 200 descendants, it said.