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Cablegate: Extrancheck: Post-Shipment Verification: Ieg

VZCZCXYZ0004
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHMO #1921 1890815
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 070815Z JUL 08
FM AMEMBASSY MOSCOW
TO RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC PRIORITY
INFO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 8916
RHMFIUU/US CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS MOSCOW 001921

SIPDIS

USDOC FOR 532/OEA/M.HAMES/L.RITTER
USDOC FOR 3150/USFCS/OIO/CEENIS/MCOSTA
USDOC FOR 532/OEE/MO'BRIEN

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: BEXP ETRD ETTC RS
SUBJECT: EXTRANCHECK: POST-SHIPMENT VERIFICATION: IEG
RAS (INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENTAL GEOSCIENCE, RUSSIAN
ACADEMY OF SCIENCES), MOSCOW, RUSSIA, LICENSE NO. NLR

REFTEL: USDOC 03648

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

2. Reftel 1 requested a Post-shipment verification to
determine the legitimacy and reliability of the end-
user, IEG RAS (INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENTAL GEOSCIENCE,
RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES), Moscow, Russia. The
company is listed on BIS license application: NLR as
the ultimate consignee of one (1) seismograph, spares
and accessories. ECCN 0X000. Controlled by the
Department's Export Control Administration
Regulations. The exporter is Geometrics, 2190 Fortune
Drive, San Jose, CA 95131.

3. On July 1, 2008, Export Control Attach Peter
Liston and Commercial Specialist Valaria Khalina
conducted the requested post-shipment verification
with IEG RAS (INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENTAL GEOSCIENCE,
RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES), Moscow, Russia. The
export control team met with Senior Lead Scientist
Nikita A. Raqozin and his associate, Lead Scientist
Dr. Isaak G. Mindel.

4. The IEG RAS was established on May 21, 1996 as an
Engineering Geological, Geoenvironmental and
Seimological Research Center. The multi-field
research center consists of 16 laboratories, among
them 8 laboratories engaged in geoenvironmental and
engineering geological research, 3 within the
Seisomogical Center, 2 at the St Petersburg Division,
and 3 general-purpose laboratories. The Institute
employs approximately 100 people, 80 of which are
researchers and scientist. The staff at IEG RAS has
performed more than 150 contract research projects,
the customers being large Russian and foreign
companies, i.e., joint-stock companies Gazprom,
Lukoil, ALROSA, Sakalinenergy, as well as the
government administrations of Moscow, St Petersburg,
Tatarstan Republic, Leningrad and Krasnodar regions.

5. The IEG RAS conducts research and testing
throughout Russia and the CIS and there is ample open
source information available on the Institute. The
commodity in reftel, the seismograph, spares and
accessories, was in use by IEG RAS engineers at the
time of the PSV and was therefore unavailable for
inspection by the Export Control Team. At the request
of the Export Control Team, Nikita A. Raqozin did
produce the invoice and purchase agreement from
Geometrics of San Jose, CA, for the seismograph,
spares and accessories and stated that the Institute
had in fact purchased two (2) seismographs from
Geometrics not one (1) as indicated in reftel. Nikita
A Raqozin did offer to make the reftel commodity
available to the Export Control Team at a later date
if requested.

6. The Export Control Team did not find any of the
Institute's answers evasive. The subject commodity is
consistent with equipment used by the Institution.
The Institution advised the ECO of an additional
seismograph in the purchase order that Commerce was
not aware of. Lastly, there are no indications of
impropriety.

7. Recommendations: Post recommends IEG RAS (INSTITUTE
OF ENVIRONMENTAL GEOSCIENCE, RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF
SCIENCES), Russia as reliable recipients of sensitive
U.S. origin commodities.
(FCS MOSCOW/SBOZEK/PLISTON)
BEYRLE

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