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Cablegate: Extrancheck: Post-Shipment Verification:

VZCZCXYZ0019
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHMO #2993 3541336
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 201336Z DEC 06
FM AMEMBASSY MOSCOW
TO RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC PRIORITY
INFO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 5958
RUEAORC/USCBP WASHDC

UNCLAS MOSCOW 012993

SIPDIS

USDOC FOR 532/OEA/DMUSLU/MHAMES
USDOC FOR 3150/USFCS/OIO/CEENIS/MCOSTA
USDOC FOR 532/OEE/MO'BRIEN
SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: BEXP ETRD ETTC RS
SUBJECT: EXTRANCHECK: POST-SHIPMENT VERIFICATION:
SUPREME COMMERCIAL COURT, MOSCOW, RUSSIA, LICENSE NO:
D350061

REFTEL: USDOC 06460

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

2. Reftel requested a post-shipment verification to
determine the legitimacy and reliability of the end-
user, Supreme Commercial Court, Moscow, Russia. The
company was listed on BIS license number: D350061 as
the ultimate consignee of information security
software (operating system) SM2AIPBK9-12217 (1), flash
image (read-only memory) SC6K-S323K9-8.4, (1),
information security software, S222ZK9-12218SX, (1),
information security software, CD374-AISK9 (1),
information security software, CD384-ASK9 (1) ECCN:
5D002. These commodities are controlled for national
security reasons, and telecommunications equipment
(Supervisor Engine) WS-SUP32-10GE-3 (2), ECCN: 5A991.
These commodities are controlled for anti-terrorism
reasons. The exporter is Cisco Systems, Inc., 170
West Tasman Drive, San Jose, CA 95134.

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3. On December 19, 2006, Export Control Attache Donald
Pearce and FSN Natalya Shipitsina conducted the
requested post-shipment verification with the Supreme
Commercial Court (SCC), 12, Maly Kharitonievsky per.,
Moscow, Russia. The export control team met with
Aleksandr Ilyin, Deputy Head of the Information and
Communications Department and Igor Solovyev, Head of
the Information and Communications Department.

4. The SCC was founded 15 years ago as part of the
establishment of the Russian Federation. The court
traces its roots back to the Tsarist era, when
Commercial Courts of the Tsar were established for the
administration of commercial law and codes. Currently
the Commercial Court has a four-tiered system
consisting of 113 local and regional courts, with the
SCC as the court of final appeal in the process. The
SCC is also the administrative headquarters for the
system. The SCC works closely with the U.S. Embassy
on several programs regarding international commercial
issues and jurisprudence. The SCC employs around 500,
and is located in the city center of Moscow.

5. The SCC received and has loaded on to their system
the software and equipment noted in reftel to secure
the Court's computer network. The network links all
113 subordinate courts to the SCC. Ten specialists
have routine access to the servers, which are located
on the first, fourth and fifth floors, respectively.
The optical network and one of the Internet servers
was funded by a project of the World Bank. The team
was shown three server stacks, where the software is
being utilized. The two Supervisor Engines as noted
in reftel were racked in the fourth floor and fifth
floor server racks.

6. The server rooms are all located in controlled
access areas, and rooms are locked with both standard
key locks and a proximity card security system. The
building is guarded at all times by an armed security
police unit, and has an electronic security system.
The authorized users of the system are all employees
of the Commercial Court system; there are no users on
the network who are not affiliated with the court.

7. Recommendations: Post recommends Supreme Commercial
Court, Moscow, Russia as reliable recipients of
sensitive U.S. origin commodities.
(FCS MOSCOW/SBOZEK/DPEARCE)
BURNS

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