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Cablegate: Extrancheck: Pre-License Check:

VZCZCXYZ0001
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHMO #0201 0281259
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 281259Z JAN 08
FM AMEMBASSY MOSCOW
TO RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC PRIORITY
INFO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 6289
RHMFIUU/US CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS MOSCOW 000201

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:
TVERREGIONGAS, TVER, RUSSIA, LICENSE NO. D387745

REFTEL: USDOC 10444


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,
Tverregiongas, Tver, Russia. The company is listed on
BIS license application D387745 as the ultimate
consignee of an infrared camera, thermal eye 3620AS.
This item is controlled for national security and

nuclear non-proliferation reasons under ECCN 6A003.
The licensee is L3 Communications Infrared Products,
13532 N. Central Expressway, Dallas, TX 75243.

3. On January 22, Export Control Attache Peter Liston
and LES Natalya Shipitsina conducted the requested
pre-license check at the offices of Tverregiongas, ,
40/29, Krylova st., Tver, Russia. The export control
team met with Alexander Kuznetsov, Deputy Director and
Sergey Korotkov, Chief Economic Security Specialist.

4. Tverregiongas is a Limited Liability Company,
established in 1997. Tverregiongas offices are in an
industrial complex with ample security. Prior to
1997, and long into Soviet times it existed as a
government owned enterprise, existing mainly for the
establishment of gas filling stations throughout the
Tver region. Tverregiongas is a sister company to
Gazprom and has approximately 300 employees.

5. ECO Liston discussed the license end-user
restrictions with Alexander Kuznetsov, Deputy Director
and Sergey Korotkov, Chief Economic Security
Specialist. Kuznetsov and Korotkov will be trained on
the use and applications of the Thermal Eye 3620AS
Inferred Camera by JSC Spectum, the Foreign Purchaser
in reftel. Alexander Kuznetsov, Deputy Director and
Sergey Korotkov, Chief Economic Security Specialist
stated that when not in use in the field the camera
will be stored in a locked safe within the main office
complex in Tver. The Thermal Eye 3620AS Inferred
Camera will be used by Tverregiongas for technical
diagnostics and evaluation of gas supply lines
operated and maintained by Tverregiongas.

6. Recommendations: Post recommends Tverregiongas,
Tver, Russia, as a reliable recipient 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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