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Cablegate: Extrancheck: Pre-License Check: Novikova

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PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHMO #1721/01 1061109
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 161109Z APR 07
FM AMEMBASSY MOSCOW
TO RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC PRIORITY
INFO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 9323
RHMFIUU/US CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS MOSCOW 001721

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

USDOC FOR 532/OEA/MHAMES/LRITTER
USDOC FOR 3150/USFCS/OIO/CEENIS/MCOSTA

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: BEXP ETRD ETTC RS
SUBJECT: EXTRANCHECK: PRE-LICENSE CHECK: NOVIKOVA
IRINA PBOUL FIRM, MOSCOW, RUSSIA, LICENSE NO. D371293

REFTEL: USDOC 01301


1. Unauthorized disclosure of the information provided
below is prohibited by Section 12C of the Export
Administration Act.

2. Reftel requested a Pre-license check to determine
the legitimacy and reliability of the end-user,
Novikova Irina PBOUL firm, Moscow, Russia. The company
is listed on BIS license application D371293 as the
ultimate consignee of 100 accushots 8-32X56 30mm tube
scope w/red/green illumination, multi emerald coating,
100 accushots 8-32X56 30mm tube A.O. scope w/multi
emerald coating, 100 accushots 6-24X56 30mm tube A.O.
scope w/red/green illumination, multi emerald coating,
100 accushots 4-16X56 30mm tube A.O. scope w/red/green
illumination, multi emerald coating, 100 accushots 4-
16X56 30mm tube A.O. scope, zero reset/locking, multi
emerald coating, 100 accushots 3-12X44 30mm tube A.O.
scope w/illumination, multi emerald coating, 100
accushots 3-12X44 30mm tube A.O. scope, multi emerald
coating, 100 accushots 16X56 30mm tube A.O. scope,
multi emerald coating, 100 accushots compact 3-12X44
30mm tube A.O. scope, multi emerald coating, 100
accushots compact 3-12X44 30mm tube scope w/angled
obj., multi emerald coating, 100 accushots compact 3-
12X44 30mm tube scope w/angled obj., multi emerald
coating and flip-open lens cover - adjusted 100 yards,
100 accushots 6X32 reticle intensified scope w/carry
handle mounting deck, 800 5th gen full size scopes w/TS
platform, 200 new gen. Golden image 3-9X40 full size
rubber armor scope. These items are controlled for
foreign policy reasons under ECCN OA987. The licensee
is Leapers, Inc., 32700 Capitol St., Livonia, MI
48150.

3. On February 27, 2007 the apartment of Ilya Novikov
and Irina Novikova, Ramenki 18-199, Moscow, Russia.
The export control team met with Irina Novikova and
Ilya Novikov, who do business under "Pboul" (a
Government of Russia registration of independent
entrepreneurs) in the name of Mrs. Novikova.

4. Mr. Novikov and Mrs. Novikova have run a number of
small business operations from their home. Currently,
they are supplying hunting supplies and shooting
optics for sporting goods stores in Moscow. They plan
to incorporate the business under the name of
"Hunted," and are arranging for vendor space in a
shopping mall in Moscow. Currently all business is
conducted from the couple's apartment, with additional
storage space in a secure warehouse owned by a friend
of Mr. Novikov. ECO Pearce requested copies of the
incorporation documents once finalized, and further
requested to see the facilities of the ultimate
reseller.

5. On April 10, 2007, Export Control Attache Donald
Pearce and FSN Natalya Shipitsina conducted a follow-
up visit at the showroom of Ocular, located in the
Cheremushkiy Mall, Profsoyuznaya Ulitsa 56, Moscow,
Russia. The export control team met with Ilya Novikov.

6. Mr. Novikov stated that, upon consultation with
Leapers, they would continue to do business under Mrs.
Novikovas pboul. Ocular is a small shop within a
shopping mall, which features a variety of binoculars,
monoculars and riflescopes. Mr. Novikov stated that
two other suppliers are also providing merchandise to
Ocular. Mr. Novikov showed the team several European
riflescopes, which he has procured for resale by
Okular. Okular does about half of it's sales via the
Internet, from the website www.okular.ru.

7. Mr. Novikov showed us a small storage area where
additional stock is kept, which is behind the main
counter of the store. The store is protected by the
shopping center's security department, which includes
a guard service and electronic alarms in the store.
Additional stock will be kept at a secure warehouse
run by a friend of Mr. Novikov, which is located in a
former military bunker. Mr. Novikov is aware of both
U.S. and Russian export controls, and no products will
be sold outside of Russia.

8. Recommendations: Post recommends Novikova Irina
PBOUL firm, Moscow, Russia, as reliable recipients of

sensitive U.S. origin commodities. It is requested
that post be notified of final disposition of the
application, and of any shipments for this
organization in order to conduct appropriate FCS
follow-up and statistical reporting.
(FCS MOSCOW/SBOZEK/DPEARCE)
BURNS

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