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Cablegate: Extrancheck: Pre-License Check: Le Monti Mr.

Published: Fri 17 Nov 2006 11:15 AM
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P 171115Z NOV 06
FM AMEMBASSY MOSCOW
TO RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC PRIORITY
INFO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 5198
RHFJUSC/HQS US CUSTOMS SERVICE WASHINGTON DC
UNCLAS MOSCOW 012481
SIPDIS
USDOC FOR 532/OEA/MHAMES/DMUSLU
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: PRE-LICENSE CHECK: LE MONTI MR.
EVGENY MIRMOVICH, MOSCOW, RUSSIA, LICENSE NO. D364335
REFTEL: USDOC 05892
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, Le
Monti Mr. Evgeny Mirmovich, Moscow, Russia. The
company is listed on BIS license application D364335
as the ultimate consignee of a vehicle armored 360
degree to level N.I.J. III. These items are controlled
for national security reasons under ECCN 9A018. The
licensee is CSI Armoring, 8693 NW 70th St., Miami, FL
33166.
3. On November 14, 2006, Export Control Attache Donald
Pearce and FSN Natalya Shipitsina conducted the
requested pre-license check at the offices of Le Monti
Trading House Company (LeMonti), Moscow, Russia. The
export control team met with Evgeny Mirmovich, Deputy
General Director.
4. LeMonti was founded in 1989 as a distributor for
clothing made in China. In fourteen years, the
company had expanded to a network of stores in Russia
and the CIS, and an international presence with a New
York procurement office and a catalogue sales program.
The company employs 279, and owns the headquarters
office building and warehouse where the meeting was
held. Mr. Mirmovich provided copies of the company
prospectus in English, and copies of the incorporation
documents and operating license in Russian. These
items are available from post upon request.
5. The armored Cadillac Escalade will be used
primarily by the General Director, Mr. Nikolay
Ivanovich Kruglikov. The company will use the vehicle
as part of the protective security detail afforded Mr.
Kruglikov as a senior officer. When not in use, the
vehicle will be stored in a rented space at the Kosmos
Hotel, with 24-hour security. Two drivers will be
authorized to operate the vehicle, and will work a
two-days on/two days off schedule. The vehicle will
also be used occasionally to transport currency and
valuables. The vehicle will only be used in Russia,
and no resale or transfer is anticipated.
6. Recommendations: Post recommends Le Monti / Mr.
Evgeny Mirmovich, 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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