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Cablegate: Blue Lantern Level 3: Application 05-0087908 to Be

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R 111349Z APR 08
FM AMEMBASSY MOSCOW
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RHMFIUU/FBI WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS MOSCOW 001002

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR PM/DDTC - BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC RS KOMC
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: APPLICATION 05-0087908 TO BE
WITHDRAWN

REF: STATE 15838

(U) External Economic Relations Advisor to the General Director of
Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant Sergey Kritsky informed us on April 9 that
his company would withdraw the reftel application. According to
Kritsky, a new application for the commodity would be submitted with
the Russian Federal Customs Service, Siberian Department, Buryatia
Branch listed as the end-user. He also told us that, contrary to
reftel, the helicopter on which the infrared searchlight would be
installed is owned by the Russian Federal Customs Service. When
giving background on the transaction in question, Kritsky named a
Russian company, Avia Service Intel as the foreign intermediate
consignee.

RUSSELL

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