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Cablegate: Extrancheck: Pre-License Check: Mirea State

VZCZCXYZ0024
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHMO #4959 2841211
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 111211Z OCT 07
FM AMEMBASSY MOSCOW
TO RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC PRIORITY
INFO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 4547
RHMFIUU/US CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS MOSCOW 004959

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

USDOC FOR 532/OEA/MHAMES/LRITTER
USDOC FOR 3150/USFCS/OIO/CEENIS/MCOSTA

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: BEXP ETRD ETTC RS
SUBJECT: EXTRANCHECK: PRE-LICENSE CHECK: MIREA STATE
UNIVERSITY, MOSCOW, RUSSIA, LICENSE NO. D377163

REFTEL: USDOC 07475

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

2. Reftel requested a Pre-license check to determine
the legitimacy and reliability of the end-user, MIREA
State University, Moscow, Russia. The company is
listed on BIS license application D377163 as the
ultimate consignee of a manual probe station. These
items are controlled for nuclear non-proliferation and
anti-terrorism reasons under ECCN 3B992. The licensee
is Elecsys LLC, 55 Dorrance St., Suite 202,
Providence, RI 02903.

3. On October 2, 2007, Export Control Attache Donald
Pearce and FSN Natalya Shipitsina conducted the
requested pre-license check at the offices of MIREA
State University, 78, Pr. Vernadskovo, Moscow, Russia.
The export control team met with Alexander Zaitsev
Deputy Director of Educational-Scientific Association
"Electronics," Anton Lisitsky, Senior Researcher, and
Mikhail Belkin, Specialist.

4. MIREA was founded in 1968 to prepare specialists in
the radio electronics field. The Institute has 16,000
students in 11 faculties and over 100 departments.
The staff consists of 16 full members, 300 higher
doctoral degree holders, and 1000 PhD-level
instructors. The Microwave Electronics and Photonics
Laboratory was founded last year with a grant from the
Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation. The
laboratory will conduct primary research in the
microwave field, including the use of focused ion beam
systems with extremely short wavelengths. The
laboratory is purely for theoretical research and will
conduct no commercial projects.

5. The commodities in reftel will be utilized in the
laboratory to measure noise levels on microwave
amplifiers with optical controls. Dr. Belkin will be
the principal researcher using the equipment, and will
be used only for academic research projects. The probe
station will be installed in a "clean room" within a
limited access area of the MIREA facility. The
laboratory is secured with cipher locks and an
electronic alarm system. As the laboratory contains
very expensive equipment, the area is given a priority
for security patrols provided at all times by a
contract security service, and is limited to access by
authorized research personnel only. The Department
has no weapons of mass destruction or missile
technology research programs.

6. Recommendations: Post recommends MIREA State
University, Moscow, Russia, as reliable recipients of
sensitive U.S. origin commodities. It is requested
that post be notified of final disposition of the
application, and of any shipments for this
organization in order to conduct appropriate FCS
follow-up and statistical reporting.
(FCS MOSCOW/SBOZEK/DPEARCE)
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