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May 9, 1991 | Cristina Lee / Times staff writer
The recession may have slowed U.S.-Soviet economic activity, but the pace of person-to-person diplomacy is getting a lift, thanks to a Placentia businessman. Robert D. Feldman, a Placentia tour operator, is organizing a group of Southern California single persons to meet singles in three Soviet cities this summer. The tour is the first of its kind organized by a Southern California company specifically geared to match American singles with eligible Soviet singles, Feldman said.
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May 9, 1991 | Cristina Lee / Times staff writer
The recession may have slowed U.S.-Soviet economic activity, but the pace of person-to-person diplomacy is getting a lift, thanks to a Placentia businessman. Robert D. Feldman, a Placentia tour operator, is organizing a group of Southern California single persons to meet singles in three Soviet cities this summer. The tour is the first of its kind organized by a Southern California company specifically geared to match American singles with eligible Soviet singles, Feldman said.
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January 18, 1990 | CHRIS WOODYARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the fall semester ended last month, Cal State Fullerton professor Robert S. Feldman boarded a flight for Leningrad so hastily that he had to grade final examinations as he crossed the Atlantic. Feldman, director of the university's Russian and East European Area Studies program, said the quick exit was worth the trouble. He sealed a deal for his small Placentia travel company that he said makes him the first American to deal directly for rooms at hotels in the Soviet Union.
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January 18, 1990 | CHRIS WOODYARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the fall semester ended last month, Cal State Fullerton professor Robert S. Feldman boarded a flight for Leningrad so hastily that he had to grade final examinations as he crossed the Atlantic. Feldman, director of the university's Russian and East European Area Studies program, said the quick exit was worth the trouble. He sealed a deal for his small Placentia travel company that he said makes him the first American to deal directly for rooms at hotels in the Soviet Union.
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August 21, 1991 | KRISTINA LINDGREN and KEVIN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Watching momentous events unfold in the Soviet Union over American television, Russian painter Nickolai Bogomolov felt helpless. The tension grew greater when he and his wife, Natasha, were unable to get calls through to relatives in Leningrad.
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December 28, 1992
Through the glass walls of his hilltop home office, Darrylle Stafford can see waves lapping on the sandy shores of Laguna Beach. And beyond the blue sea is a world waiting for him to explore. Stafford's specialty travel business--Cultural Access Network Inc.--has been successful during a tough time in the industry. His secret: Specialize. Since starting his travel company three years ago, Stafford concentrated on visits to the Russian Republic and the neighboring Baltic states.
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October 31, 1990 | CRISTINA LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Sergei Koba checked into Hilton Suites Hotel here this week, he was surprised that he never saw the maid. "There's an invisible hand serving me in my room. Everything is always ready for me, but I never see the cleaning lady," Koba remarked. "But I feel her presence at the press of a button." Koba, executive manager responsible for personnel at the Yalta Hotel in the Soviet Ukraine, is leading one of the first delegations of Soviet hoteliers to visit the United States.
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