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Portrait of Katrina


I met Katarina at the tennis center where her daughter was participating in a summer tennis program. I was fascinated with the pregnant Katarina who worked for the International Olympic Committee and prepared opening ceremonies for the  Olympic Games, Pan American Games and other ceremonies worldwide.

Katarina’s English was excellent because of school, work and travel.  Katarina Studied in Sweden and then in Russia. She spoke five different languages: Russian, Swedish, French, English and German.

Katarina was originally from St. Petersburg, Russia but then “lived in Moscow for quite a few years. ” She was visiting Beverly Hills, California, USA and loved Los Angeles, California, USA. She enjoyed being in LA and wished “the best of luck to anyone who is in Los Angeles which includes people who live there or people who came to travel…and…have a great summer.”

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