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Cablegate: Extrancheck: Post-Shipment Verification:

VZCZCXYZ0009
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHMO #3976/01 2261331
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 141331Z AUG 07
FM AMEMBASSY MOSCOW
TO RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC PRIORITY
INFO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 2915
RHMFIUU/US CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS MOSCOW 003976

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

USDOC FOR 532/OEA/MHAMES/DMUSLU
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:
JOINT INSTITUTE FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH, MOSCOW, RUSSIA,
LICENSE NO. NLR

REFTEL: USDOC 05565

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, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna,
Moscow Oblast, Russia. The company is listed on BIS
license application: NLR as the ultimate consignee of
physical analysis equipment, 1, multimode V
application module-ready SPM system, ECCN: EAR99. The
licensee is Intertech Corporation, 3 Commerce Drive,
Atkinson, NH 03811. NOTE: The actual end user of the
equipment is Energomashtechnika - Russian Academy of
Sciences Prokhorov General Physics Institute, located
at 38 Vavilov St. Moscow, Russia 119991. The Institute
was the subject of PLC D317180 reported as favorable
by FCS in 04 MOSCOW 06622 sent on May 14, 2004 and of
PLC D332439 reported as favorable by ECO Moscow in 05
MOSCOW 06594 sent on June 7, 2005. END NOTE.

3. On August 10, 2007, Export Control Attache Donald
Pearce and FSN Natalya Shipitsina conducted the
requested post-shipment verification with
Energomashtechnika, Russian Academy of Sciences-
Prokhorov General Physics Institute (RAS-PGPI) Moscow,
Russia. The export control team met with Victor
Appolonov, high power laser dept., Academician of the
Russian Aacademy of Natural Sciences and General
Director of Energomashtechnika.

4. Energomashtechnika is a commercial venture
established in 1993 by the High Power Lasers
Department of the RAS-PGPI to provide operating funds
for the Department. The company specializes in
research, development and production of high power
lasers for the metallurgical industry, heavy equipment
manufacturing, medical and scientific research,
emergency services, and environmental protection. The
company has worked with 55 universities, research
centers and commercial organizations since 1993 from
France, Germany, United Kingdom, Japan, Singapore,
Canada and the United States. A complete list of
lasers produced, major partners and other company
information is available at the Energomashtechnika
website at http://www.gpi.ru/hpl/. Energomashtechnika
employs 40 at its laboratory located in the RAS-PGPI
building in Moscow.

5. The equipment in reftel will be principally used in
a research and development project to increase the
efficiency of photo detectors, laser diodes, and
similar sensors. The current designs of these devices
provide a 15-20% threshold of sensitivity, limiting
their ability to be used in commercial applications.
The research aims to improve the sensitivity, allowing
for more efficient use in solar energy and laser
projects. Direct access to the equipment will be
limited, however other researchers from organizations
such as the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research,
Moscow State University, and other academicians may
submit data or request experiments to be performed in
the lab on their behalf.

6. The project is currently on hold pending the
completion of the laboratory space at the facility.
The devices in reftel are being stored, crated as
shipped, in the lobby of the building. The team
examined the packing marks and bills of lading, which
match the information provided in reftel.
Energomashtechnika took delivery of the crates last
week, as the shipment was delayed in customs for
nearly three months. Access to the lobby is limited
to those with official business and authorized
visitors, however the equipment will remain sealed and
crated to prevent damage or pilferage.

7. The room designated for the laboratory currently
houses several obsolete devices, which will be
disassembled and moved to storage. The devices in
reftel will be assembled by representatives of
Intertech, with a target timeframe of September 2007.
Dr. Appolonov will be personally responsible for the
equipment, and is familiar with U.S. export controls


and the destination control requirements of this
shipment. Only three persons will have regular access
to the room: a trained equipment operator, a research
scientist and a statistician. Due to the sensitivity
of the equipment, no other personnel will be
authorized to utilize or access the equipment. The
room will be secured with a cipher lock system, and
protected by an electronic security alarm system. The
building is guarded at all times by campus security
officers. Annual audits of all major equipment are
conducted by the RAS as required under Russian law.

8. Recommendations: Post recommends
Energomashtechnika, Russian Academy of Sciences
Prokhorov General Physics Institute Moscow, Russia as
reliable recipients of sensitive U.S. origin
commodities.
(FCS MOSCOW/SBOZEK/DPEARCE)
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