Before 20 years in prison: Russians arrested in the US for trying to buy a gas turbine


Recently we Reportedas in Italy, at the request of the United States, the director of business development of the United Engine Corporation (UEC, part of the Rostec state corporation), Alexander Korshunov, was detained. Washington suspected him of "economic espionage" at one of the Italian engine plants owned by General Electric. And now, it became known that the Russians were arrested on charges of "financial fraud" in the United States: Oleg Nikitin and Anton Cheremukhin.


This was reported by the US Department of Justice. In a statement, the department said that the aforementioned charge was brought not only against two Russians, but also the Russian company KS Engineering (KSE), as well as two Italian citizens.

The Americans claim that the Russians allegedly tried through intermediaries to purchase a Vectra-17,3G gas turbine from a company in the United States for $ 40 million. The Americans suspect that the Russians wanted to use this turbine on a drilling platform in the Arctic.

For reasons of national security, the US Department of Commerce prohibits unlicensed shipments or transfers of Vectra to a Russian company for use for this purpose.

- emphasizes the US Department of Justice.

Now the Russians face imprisonment of up to 20 years. At the same time, the Russian company KSE belongs to Nikitin, one of those arrested. Americans suspect the company of conspiracy to launder money, financial fraud and attempt to circumvent trade restrictions.

I must add that we are most likely talking about the products of the Dresser Rand company, since it is she who produces the Vectra-40G power gas turbine. At the same time, Dresser Rand, located in Houston (Texas, USA), belongs to the German conglomerate Siemens, which in September 2014 acquired it “as part of a friendly takeover” for $ 7,6 billion (including debt).

By the way, then one of the bidders for the purchase of Dresser Rand was Sulzer (30,2% of which, at that time, belonged to Renova’s businessman Viktor Vekselberg). Moreover, Renova at that time already had a 4,99% stake in Dresser Rand. But the Germans eventually got the asset.
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  1. steelmaker Offline
    steelmaker 3 December 2019 21: 19
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    I say: "If you do not respect yourself, why should others respect you!" It seems that in the Norman format, Putin is seriously preparing to "bend?" It hurts a lot of negative news over the evening.
    1. Wooh Offline
      Wooh (Barmaley) 4 December 2019 13: 39
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      Why Russia will not conclude agreements with visiting countries to extradite Russian "offenders" to Russia? repeat
      1. Arkharov Offline
        Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 4 December 2019 16: 01
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        How is this? By order? If they violated in Russia, they are now giving out, even it seems from Ukraine. And if you have committed a crime abroad, then in honor of what?
  2. Sapsan136 Offline
    Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 3 December 2019 22: 51
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    It seems that it's time to put all these Ukrainians, with US passports, who came to Moscow to maidan and offer the Yankees an exchange for citizens of the Russian Federation.
    1. S.V.YU Offline
      S.V.YU 4 December 2019 10: 56
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      And who will plant them? Aren't those for whom the NARS have been crying for a long time?
  3. here’s the “free market”!
    1. A.Lex Offline
      A.Lex (Secret information) 4 December 2019 12: 37
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      What are we talking about! All the 80s and 90s we, the Russians, Taldychili - "Market-market"! And how it came down to it - yeng to you, not freedom of enterprise! Rather, freedom is only for those to whom Will indicate measures, but for the rest - prison!
      And here we ask ourselves the question - why did we demolish the Soviet system? To LYING to build this? As we were the enemies of Amer, we remained. Therefore - can we return everything back (taking into account errors, of course!)? Maybe when the state is responsible for everything, it will be better? (of course - a partial opportunity to do SOME entrepreneurship should be, but the rest should be in national ownership, and the management of public property should be delegated to the state!)
      1. Arkharov Offline
        Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 4 December 2019 16: 04
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        Already been. It ended just not very.
        1. NordUral Offline
          NordUral (Eugene) 4 December 2019 21: 18
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          It did not end, it was the top of it that killed the Union. And it began with Khrushchev.
          1. Ravshan Offline
            Ravshan (Jamsut) 4 December 2019 22: 19
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            Quote: NordUral
            It was the very top that killed the Union. And it began with Khrushchev.

            Yeah. Tired of them living well, and that's done.
            Think before you write something.
            1. 321 Offline
              321 (321) 4 December 2019 23: 51
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              Quote: Ravshan
              ... yeah. Tired of them living well, and that's done.
              Think before you write something.

              Your ignorance of ordinary enough elementary things is no longer surprising - I wanted to live even better, and I didn’t have enough brains to calculate ALL the consequences hi
              Teach materiel. bully
              1. A.Lex Offline
                A.Lex (Secret information) 7 December 2019 14: 37
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                321, and this is a professional "Ukrainian". Because why are you surprised?
                1. 321 Offline
                  321 (321) 7 December 2019 14: 40
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                  Judging by his writings, he has States Uber Alles, well, if you rephrase a certain phrase ...
                  However, his kooky suits are not important to me, but after all someone can read such a thing, we have to fight this. bully
                  1. A.Lex Offline
                    A.Lex (Secret information) 7 December 2019 14: 47
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                    That is why we are here and are at war, because if we are indifferent (as in the USSR) we can lose our country again ..........
                    1. Ravshan Offline
                      Ravshan (Jamsut) 9 December 2019 19: 37
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                      Quote: A.Lex
                      for if we are indifferent (as in the USSR) we can again lose our country ..........

                      No no, stop. You have already lost your country, USSR.
                      But our country, Russia, we will not give you a second time. Do not even dream.
                      1. A.Lex Offline
                        A.Lex (Secret information) 10 December 2019 09: 34
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                        Russia? No, you nerus, who is looking - who would sell more expensive. Because for you the USSR and the Russian Federation are different countries. And for us it is one and the same Motherland. Because Russia is one, but it has many different historical stages.
                        And due to the fact that you don’t give us something there ... Are you raving? Probably. For it is IMPOSSIBLE to take away the homeland from a person (if he, like you, for example, does not trade it yourself). You can only kill him (which is what you are doing in Bandera), but you will NEVER get your homeland taken away. And yet - do not stick to Russia - your Bandera-liberoid venality is visible a mile away.
            2. NordUral Offline
              NordUral (Eugene) 5 December 2019 08: 53
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              You tell yourself this. Although you have the job of a parrot, they will say what they say.
              1. A.Lex Offline
                A.Lex (Secret information) 7 December 2019 14: 38
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                Zhenya, when you reply to someone’s comment, write the name of this commentator, otherwise you may be mistaken.
                1. NordUral Offline
                  NordUral (Eugene) 7 December 2019 15: 05
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                  A.Lex, good day! I accept the comment.
      2. Do not unscrew the movie back - it's late!
        1. NordUral Offline
          NordUral (Eugene) 5 December 2019 08: 53
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          Life is not a movie, Robot.
    2. Arkharov Offline
      Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 4 December 2019 16: 03
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      And here is the free market? You really do not pretend to be misunderstood.
      1. A.Lex Offline
        A.Lex (Secret information) 7 December 2019 14: 40
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        ... yeah, Grisha, tell us all here about

        free hand market

        tell us, and we will laugh in chorus and individually ...
        1. Arkharov Offline
          Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 7 December 2019 14: 49
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          The ridiculous ones went, it seems, everyone is capable of something. An attempt to buy products prohibited for free sale - is it about the free market, or is it something completely different?
          1. A.Lex Offline
            A.Lex (Secret information) 7 December 2019 15: 32
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            Buying the FORBIDDEN is a violation of the law, that's all ... you, Grisha, confuse breaking the law with market relations ... very sad ... very ...
            1. Arkharov Offline
              Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 7 December 2019 15: 35
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              Remember, in "Ivan Vasilievich":

              the impression is that you are just raving.

              Or just do not understand what is at stake. It's enough. Thanks for the chat. Happy to stay.
              1. A.Lex Offline
                A.Lex (Secret information) 9 December 2019 13: 47
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                laughing ... how cleverly you screwed off the topic! Congratulations - true liberoid creak! As soon as you poke your nose into your ignorance - immediately run away. Since you are in a heap in the FORBIDDEN and FREE SALE (which is PERMITTED BY LAW), then the expression from "Ivan Vasilyevich" -

                the impression is that you are just raving.

                - you can apply only to yourself, because such nonsense is only inherent in your tribe.
  4. Roarv Offline
    Roarv (Robert) 5 December 2019 19: 10
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    How without taking into account the sanctions and their consequences it was possible to make such a purchase, continuous amateurs, entrust this to any organized crime group or fraudsters, they even more competently turned the matter ...
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