Alevtina Nekrasova vists the grave of her father, Vasily Ivanov , who was one of the first victims of the 1979 anthrax outbreak in the Soviet city of Sverdlovsk.UCLA | LA Times reader comments 0 Share this story In early April of 1979, a mysterious plague wafted through the Soviet city of Sverdlovsk, now known as Ekaterinburg. At least 66 people and...