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February 8, 1996 | ERIN TEXEIRA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Svetlana Alpatov felt silly packing bathing suits and shorts when she and her husband prepared last week for the California vacation of their life. It was the middle of winter, after all, a hard Siberian winter where temperatures hover around 20 below. But Sergey Alpatov, an eye surgeon, insisted that he was going to swim in the Pacific Ocean when he came to Los Angeles as part of a cultural exchange program. And swim he did.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 1996 | ERIN TEXEIRA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Svetlana Alpatov felt silly packing bathing suits and shorts when she and her husband prepared last week for the California vacation of their life. It was the middle of winter, after all, a hard Siberian winter where temperatures hover around 20 below. But Sergey Alpatov, an eye surgeon, insisted that he was going to swim in the Pacific Ocean when he came to Los Angeles as part of a cultural exchange program. And swim he did.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 1996 | ERIN TEXEIRA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Svetlana Alpatov felt silly packing bathing suits and shorts when she and her husband prepared last week for the California vacation of their lifetime. It was the middle of winter--a hard Siberian winter, where temperatures hover in the minus-20s. But Sergey Alpatov, an eye surgeon, insisted he was going to swim in the Pacific Ocean when he came to Los Angeles as part of a cultural exchange program. And swim he did.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 1996 | ERIN TEXEIRA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Svetlana Alpatov felt silly packing bathing suits and shorts when she and her husband prepared last week for the California vacation of their lifetime. It was the middle of winter--a hard Siberian winter, where temperatures hover in the minus-20s. But Sergey Alpatov, an eye surgeon, insisted he was going to swim in the Pacific Ocean when he came to Los Angeles as part of a cultural exchange program. And swim he did.
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