Articles by Amy Beavin



Russian Skaters Miss Pairs Gold, First Since 1964

Monday's fourth-place finish of figure skaters Yuko Kavaguti and Alexander Smirnov marks the first time since 1964 that a Soviet or Russian team has not won Olympic gold.

Economic Crime Rises Eightfold in 2009

The Interior Ministry's Investigative Committee said it had uncovered more than 428,000 economic crimes last year, a 745 percent increase from the same period of 2008.

Bastrykin Reaches Out to Wary Investors

Investigative Committee chief Alexander Bastrykin has spoken out in favor of reforming legislation on financial crime, and suggested that white-collar crime should no longer be punished with prison sentences.