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Cablegate: Extrancheck: Post-Shipment Verification:

VZCZCXYZ0010
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHMO #3921 2221034
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 101034Z AUG 07
FM AMEMBASSY MOSCOW
TO RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC PRIORITY
INFO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 2817
RHMFIUU/US CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS MOSCOW 003921

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

USDOC FOR 532/OEA/MHAMES/LRITTER
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:
MOSCOW STATE UNIVERSITY, INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR PHYSICS,
DEPT. OF NUCLEAR REACTIONS, MOSCOW, RUSSIA, LICENSE
NO. D368648

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, Moscow State University, Institute of Nuclear
Physics, Dept. of Nuclear Reactions, Moscow, Russia.
The company is listed on BIS license application
D368648 as the ultimate consignee of a Cryopulse 5
cryostat. This item is controlled for national
security, missile technology, crime control, regional
stability, anti-terrorism and UN sanctions reasons
under ECCN 6A002. The licensee is Canberra Industries,
Inc., 800 Research Parkway, Meriden, CT 06450.

3. On August 3, 2007, Export Control Attache Donald
Pearce and FSN Natalya Shipitsina conducted the
requested post-shipment verification with Moscow State
University (MGU), Institute of Nuclear Physics (IONP),
Dept. of Nuclear Reactions (DONR), Leninsky Gory,
Moscow, Russia. The export control team met with
Nikolay Eremin, Chief Scientist.

4. IONP was founded in 1949-1950 at MGU to provide
students with a course of study in the atomic sciences
and nuclear physics. The DONR boasted the best
equipment available at the time, including particle
accelerators and a cyclotron for the production of
radioisotopes. Currently the department's major focus
is on the measurement of space radiation for the
development of nanosatellites. IONP employs 1200 in
three buildings on the campus of MGU. Buildings 20
and 19 are principally used by IONP. Building 19
houses the particle accelerators, which are five
stories below ground. Building 20 also has its
nuclear research laboratories 100 meters below ground,
to insulate from solar and ground radiation sources.

5. The cryostat in reftel is used to study the
reactions of the nucleus when charged particles are
forced through the nucleus wall. The results of the
study will aid in the understanding of nuclear
processes, which can be applied to a number of
academic projects. The project has no direct military
use or support. Funding for the equipment was
provided by a grant from Detrilit Company, a
metallurgical firm in Moscow.

6. The team was shown a Canberra Industries Cryopulse
5 Model CP-5SL CITS 97-8465 Serial # 1102. Digital
photographs of the unit were taken and are available
from post upon request. The device is integrated into
a complex system of devices, which is in a locked room
with a motion detector security system in place.
Access to the room is limited to Dr. Eremin and his
assistant, Anton Pashalov. No other research is
conducted utilizing the equipment.

7. Recommendations: Post recommends Moscow State
University, Institute of Nuclear Physics, Dept. of
Nuclear Reactions, Moscow, Russia as reliable
recipients of sensitive U.S. origin commodities.
(FCS MOSCOW/SBOZEK/DPEARCE)
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