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Sights From The Two-stage Russia-to-Japan Swim

Courtesy of Alexander Brylin, La Pérouse Strait, Russia-to-Japan.

Alexander Brylin, one of the world’s most renowned ice swimmers and one of its most active ambassadors, provided photos from the cross-border channel relay through the La Pérouse Strait between Sakhalin, Russia and Hokkaido, Japan.

Brylin explained, “The first stage was 22.2 km in July from Cape Crillion in Russia to a point along the 12-mile international zone towards Cape Soi in Japan, deep into the La Pérouse Strait.  The second stage was another 22.2 km relay from a point along the 12-mile international zone within the La Pérouse Strait to Cape Soi in Japan.”

Members included Andrei Khapochkin, Aleksandr Bolotnikov, Alekandr Brylin, Iaroslav Brylin, Viktoriia Brylina, Serapfim Priest,
Svetlana Kositsina, Valerii Kuchinskii, Yang Shengchun (China), Dr. Nataliya Fatyanova, Tatiana Alexandrova, Dr. Irina Zhidkova,
Andrei Agarkov, Andrei Mikhalev, Viktoriia Mikhaleva, Valentin Sokolov, Pavel Seleznev, Vladimir Skoropupov, Justin Arnaud Coetzee (South Africa), Timofei Sviatov, Masayuki Moriya (Japan), Tomonari Ogino (Japan), Andrei Ershov, Oksana Eletskaia,
Tatiana Gavrilenkova, Dr. Gennadii Sim, Aleksandr Nazin, Aleksander Svinin, Alexander Konovalov, Ivan Kazakov, Victor Fade,
Igor Belanov, Semen Iarochkin, Oleg Chekushkin, Nikolay Petshak, Dmitrii Pomelov, Aleksander Iurkov, Eduard Orlov, Aleksey Zhdanov, Shinya Hosokawa (Japan), Ekaterina Bushueva, Artem Meleshko, and Evgenii Shevchenko.

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