MEDIA COVERAGE
13 October 2000

Latest news on Russian-American Business Council case by ITAR-TASS

The recently established Russian-American business cooperation council intends to promote actively the interests of the Russian companies on the U.S. market, a member of the Council executive board Dmitry Afanasyev assured Itar-Tass. He represented the organisation at a conference of Russian and American business leaders here...

3 February 2000

Article in TheMetals Week on VSMPO-Avisma Titanium Case

Barclays Bank, the Bank of New York and Bank Austria are the latest to be accused of participating in a scheme to defraud Russian titanium and magnesium producer Avisma of trading profits, according to recent filings in a federal district court in New Jersey...

4 October 1999

Article in The Financial Times on VSMPO-Avisma Titanium Case

Avisma lawyers (Berezniki Titanium-Magnesium Producing Plant),who initiated legal procedure in the USA against the well known entrepreneur K.Dart, suspect him of illegal transferring the yields from exporting titanium through the banks of New York...

1 November 1995

Current Developments in Russian Securities Law

The Federal Commission for Securities and Stock Markets under the Government of Russia ("Russian SEC") has become more active in regulating the securities markets in Russia, which confirms the trend to follow the American rather than European pattern of regulatory system. In its new role, the Russian SEC gradually takes away some control over securities regulation from the traditional regulatory bodies: the Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank.

17 January 1995

Latest news on international kidnapping case by "PR Newswire"

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has reported that Philadelphia resident Dimitry Afanasiev, an attorney at Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen, provided vital assistance to the Bureau in their efforts to crack an international kidnapping case...

11 July 1993

Dmitry Afanasiev's story in The Ethnic NewsWatch

Dmitry Afanasiev's time in the United States has been filled with international drama and professional success. After helping resolve a kidnapping case in Russia, he has started his own firm advising Russians and Americans on how to do business with each other...

1 March 1992

Article in "The AmericanLawyer" on international kidnapping case

When Russian lawyer Dimitry Afanasiev, 23, came to the U.S. in 1990 to earn a master's of law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, he never dreamed that two years later he would be working with the FBI and Russia's Agency of Federal Security to spring a couple from the clutches of Russian extortionists...

3 February 1992

Article in "The National Law Journal" on international kidnapping case

That's what a 23-year-old Russian associate at Philadelphia's Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen was able to tap when called upon to help free an Australian couple kidnapped on Jan. 8 in Moscow by disgruntled business associates...

20 January 1992

Article in "The Herald Sun" on international kidnapping case

A Melbourne businessman and his wife have survived a week-long kidnap ordeal in Moscow in an amazing rescue tale involving international spy organisations...

20 January 1992

Article in "The Herald Sun" on international kidnapping case

A Melbourne couple being held hostage in Russia were freed after the FBI tricked the kidnappers into leaving their phone number on an answering machine. The number was passed to Russian police, who swooped on the hideout...

18 January 1992

Latest news on international kidnapping case by "The Canadian Press"

U.S., Australian and Russian authorities teamed up to arrest 10 people accused of kidnapping a couple near Moscow and trying to extort $1.6 million from their relatives in New Jersey, the FBI said Friday...

18 January 1992

Latest news on international kidnapping case by "The Houston Chronicle"

As if elements of the novel Gorky Park had sprung to life, the FBI and Russian security police teamed up this week to crack a $ 1.6 million kidnapping scheme that threatened the lives of two foreigners in Moscow...

18 January 1992

Latest news on international kidnapping case by the Associated Press newswire

FBI agents worked with Russian and Australian authorities to free a couple kidnapped in Moscow in a plot to extort $ 1.6 million from their relatives in New Jersey, the FBI said...

18 January 1992

Latest news on international kidnapping caseby the United Press International newswire

The end of the Cold War helped the FBI win the release of an Australian businessman and his wife who were kidnapped in Russia by business associates and held for $1.6 million ransom, a lawyer said Saturday...

18 January 1992

"The New York Times" publishes interview with Dmitry Afanasiev

As if elements of the novel "Gorky Park" had sprung to life, the F.B.I. and Russian security police teamed this week to crack a $1.6 million kidnapping-and-ransom scheme that threatened the lives of two foreigners in Moscow...