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Cablegate: Extrancheck: Pre-License Check: Mirea State

VZCZCXYZ0009
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHMO #5699 3381413
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 041413Z DEC 07
FM AMEMBASSY MOSCOW
TO RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC PRIORITY
INFO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 5669
RHMFIUU/US CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS MOSCOW 005699

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: MIREA STATE
UNIVERSITY, BRIZ-TELECOM LLC, MOSCOW, RUSSIA, LICENSE
NO. D377163

REFTEL: USDOC 07475, MOSCOW 04959

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, MIREA
State University, Moscow, Russia and intermediate
consignee Briz-Telecom LLC, Moscow, Russia. The
company is listed on BIS license application D377163
as the ultimate consignee of a manual probe station.
These items are controlled for nuclear non-
proliferation and anti-terrorism reasons under ECCN
3B992. The licensee is Elecsys LLC, 55 Dorrance St.,
Suite 202, Providence, RI 02903.

3. On October 2, 2007, Export Control Attache Donald
Pearce, Peter Liston and FSN Natalya Shipitsina
conducted the requested pre-license check at the
offices of MIREA State University, Moscow, Russia. The
export control team met with Alexander Zaitsev Deputy
Director of Educational-Scientific Association
"Electronics," Anton Lisitsky, Senior Researcher, and
Mikhail Belkin, Specialist.

4. On November 14, 2007, Export Control Attache Peter
Liston and FSN Natalya Shipitsina met with
intermediate consignee Briz-Telecom LLC, 22, pr.
Andropova, Moscow. The export control team met with
Mikhail Platun, General Director. The export control
team met with Platum in a small 2-room office
containing a computer, facsimile machine, scanner and
printer. It was however void of any periodicals,
reference books, papers, or personal items.

5. Mikhail Platun is an engineering graduate of the
Russian Institute of Radio-Electronics and started
Briz-Telcom LLC in 2006. According to Platun, Briz-
Telecom LLC did approximately USD 2 million in
business in the past year. Platun is the General
Director and he has 3 employees. Briz-Telecom LLC
sells to an establish clientele in the
government/university and private sectors and has
storage facilities in Moscow for consigned goods.

6. Recommendations: Post recommends Briz-Telecom LLC,
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/PLISTON)
BURNS

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