Graduate, Univ. of California; studies, Moscow State Univ. & Yaroslavl State Univ. Former: Int'l Corresp., CNN. Since 2007, with Bloomberg Television, reports on companies, commodities, currencies, economies and politics in Europe, Middle East and Africa; specializes in long-form reports, incl. Rogue Trader, on Jerome Kerviel, the ex-Société Générale trader convicted of unauthorized trades. Recipient, awards, including: NY Film Festival World Medal; Clarion Award; Golden Pen; nomination, Prix Bayeux Competition for War Correspondents; Emmy nomination for Best Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast.