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Cablegate: Extrancheck: Post-Shipment Verification:

VZCZCXYZ0000
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHMO #3055 2891314
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 151314Z OCT 08
FM AMEMBASSY MOSCOW
TO RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC PRIORITY
INFO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 0385
RHMFIUU/US CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS MOSCOW 003055

SIPDIS

USDOC FOR 532/OEA/L.RITTER/M.HAMES
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, MOSCOW, RUSSIA, LICENSE NO.
D394421

REFTEL: USDOC 05468

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, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia. The
company is listed on BIS license application D394421
as the ultimate consignee of one (1) intensified
electronic imaging camera using a cooled, slow-scan
CCD coupled to a filmless image intensifier tube model
no. V7090D, V9569D. These items are controlled for
national security (NS) anti-terrorism (AT), regional
stability (RS), and nuclear proliferation (NP) reasons
under ECCN 6A003. The licensee is Princeton
Instruments Inc., Division of Roper Scientific, 3660
Quakerbridge Road, Trenton, NJ 08619.

3. On October 15, 2008, Export Control Attach Peter
Liston conducted the requested post-shipment
verification with the Moscow State University,
Akademik Khokhlov, Building 35, Room 224, Moscow,
Russia. The Export Control Officer met with Professor
Dr. Victor Timoshenko, director of the Physics
Department and Associate Professor Dr. Denis Zhigynov.

4. ECO Liston met with Professors Timoshenko and
Zhigynov at their office and was then taken to a lab
where the intensified electronic imaging camera using
a cooled, slow-scan CCD coupled to a filmless image
intensifier tube model no. V7090D, V9569D was secured
and used for research. Both Timoshenko and Zhigynov
described the operational applications of the subject
commodity. Timoshenko advised the ECO that his lab
has two earlier generations of similar equipment, one
from Japan and one the other from Germany, which were
still in use and in the same lab. He stated that the
Princeton Instruments Inc.'s intensified electronic
imaging camera using a cooled, slow-scan CCD coupled
to a filmless image intensifier tube model no. V7090D,
V9569D was more advanced and is cable of measuring
spectra with time resolution, which the previous
generations were not.

5. The ECO inspected the subject commodity and noted
the serial numbers: serial no. 25580665 for the
intensifier, and serial no. 1707080009 for the CCD
camera. The equipment is being used for the end-use
for which it was licensed for, that is strictly
civilian scientific research, and there are no
indications of impropriety.

6. Recommendations: Post recommends Moscow State
University, Moscow, Russia as a reliable recipient of
sensitive U.S. origin commodities.
(FCS MOSCOW/JMARKS/PLISTON)
BEYRLE

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