What does the attempt of Russians illegally buy a turbine in the USA


Despite the declared success in import substitution, Western sanctions are beginning to take effect. At the same time, attempts to circumvent restrictions by some Russian companies look rather clumsy and harshly suppressed by the American supervisory authorities.


One of the obvious goals of US sectoral sanctions was to halt or seriously slow down Russia's expansion in the Arctic. The key equipment used for drilling and production in the harsh conditions of the Far North, we have foreign production. Unfortunately, restrictive measures on the part of the West have already begun to make themselves felt.

Prior to the imposition of sanctions, Russia managed to launch development in only one Arctic oil field, Prirazlomnoye. Industrial production began in December 2013. In the past few years, bad people constantly come from the Prirazlomnaya platform news: work is regularly stopped due to the need for a serious repair of wear equipment. An American-made Vectra-40G gas turbine, which is necessary for the operation of gas compressors, is also used on the Russian platform. A similar turbine will be featured in our future narrative, which takes place far from the Arctic.

The Vectra-40G plant is located in the US, Texas, but is owned by the German concern Siemens. Despite the foreign owner, this equipment was included in the sanction lists of the US Department of Justice, and is prohibited from being delivered to Russia. On the eve of the state of Georgia, a whole group was detained, which includes two Russians, an American and Italians. Local law enforcement officers are charged with their intention to acquire the Vectra-40G turbine and resell to Russia through a small chain of intermediaries.

The US Department of Justice said:

The evidence in this case established the intention of the Russian company to use Vectra on the Russian deep-water drilling platform in the Arctic.


It is possible that somehow it really was. The detained Russian Oleg Nikitin runs KS Engineering, a company that professionally supplies specialized equipment for construction and mining. It is possible that he had a certain order for the American gas turbine, necessary for the repair of Prirazlomnaya.

Well, since import substitution did not work out, you have to somehow get out. But the primitiveness of the scheme is immediately evident. Initially, the turbine was acquired by the American company World Mining and Oil Supply (WMO), which immediately resold it to the Italian GVA International Oil and Gas Services (GVA), which, in turn, intended to sell it to a Russian company, but got caught. The fact that all participants in the chain were up to date can be evidenced by the overpriced cost of one turbine - 17,3 million dollars. All three parties to the deal were detained; he was charged with a “bunch” of serious charges.

The story is very instructive if we draw the right conclusions from it.

At first, it is necessary to intensify the work on import substitution of key equipment, approaching the work comprehensively. It would be nice to invest the funds of the National Welfare Fund in their own R&D and industrial development, rather than bring them abroad to “high-yield foreign assets”, as our liberals in the government want.

Secondly, for the transitional period of the operation to acquire sub-sanction equipment and of technologies It is worth passing from the hands of amateurs, whom we stand with in any important matter, to professionals. Recall that in the USSR, which was under sanctions, there was a specialized State Committee for Science and Technology (SCST), which dealt with similar issues.

If it is left to chance, then more and more will “pour in”.
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  1. OXOTHuK Sakha Offline
    OXOTHuK Sakha (Blockchain Blockchainov) 5 December 2019 12: 56
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    The laws of other states must be respected.
    After all, they knew that if they got caught, then they would have a lid.
    1. Nick Offline
      Nick (Nikolai) 5 December 2019 15: 24
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      Quote: OXOTHuK Sakha
      The laws of other states must be respected.
      After all, they knew that if they got caught, then they would have a lid.

      The article is the author’s speculation and fiction. No need to draw conclusions on speculation.
    2. Pishenkov Offline
      Pishenkov (Alexey) 5 December 2019 17: 08
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      After all, they knew that if they got caught, then they would have a lid.

      - did not know. They didn’t even think. They simply hoped to boil or, in the worst case, not to boil ... they didn’t have any idea whatsoever for that ... They’ve got used to doing business in the “inhumane and cruel” RF, rather than in a democratic and free USA ... they thought if it rolls like this at home, then in the West there will be a Lafa, but it will not ...
    3. Victor N Offline
      Victor N (Victor n) 6 December 2019 16: 49
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      Absolutely EVERYONE who is engaged in business is at a great risk. So what?! This is a normal situation: I broke the law - I got caught. Or bankrupt. This is not for you to "sit on a budget." Therefore, desperate guys who deserve a certain respect for the fact themselves go to business. Who does not agree - try it yourself. Even with luck, loads of frenzy, few can withstand for a long time.
      There is such a fairly strict science - PRODUCTION ORGANIZATION, which determines when it is advisable to produce ourselves, and when it is better to buy ready-made. Those who have not studied are better off sinning with advice: they do not like amateurs, they can greatly offend or cruelly ridicule them.
  2. beeper Offline
    beeper 5 December 2019 14: 04
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    Well, yes, somehow too amateurish, with a frivolous approach - “hapok” and “at random” these speculators did ?!
    I agree with the respected Article Author that it is necessary to PROFESSIONALLY invest budgetary funds in organizing the design and production of such domestic turbines, albeit at first using foreign prototypes (I don’t urge to “piracy”, bypass patents and READY to process key technical solutions to use, I’m always saying this, as a rather experienced designer and technologist, at one time a lot of personally "rummaged" in such imported equipment, including mining).
    Unprofessional officials, the so-called "effective managers", are frightened of any production, organizational and technical difficulties that are only mentally very distant from living things.
    As a rule, those who grab themselves (and the godfathers “bosses” brought with them) for salaries and “bonuses” most of the budget allocated for “development”, and for designers and workers who create machines and mechanisms necessary for the state that leave only a “living wage” and naively believing that they are forced to work (in order to somehow survive) for a mocking beggarly salary and with a boorish "capitalist attitude" towards them - like, "we don’t hold anyone who doesn’t like it - leave, we have crowds of people wishing for your place stand, "specialist You will (even if they burn with a creative twinkle and love their job - like any real professional!) give all their best "seeing" such incompetent (but somehow hyper-paid by the state - about all sorts of "family" private enterprises with "family ties" we say ??!) "hand wash hand" grabbers "above you" ?! smile

    But the creation and production of their own turbines, such as this one (radial assembly - in the picture), will drag the creation along (it would be ALREADY FOREVER PROMISED ?! winked ), in many Russian cities and towns, tens of thousands of skilled jobs in science and education, machine building and metallurgy, instrument making and machine tool building, mining, ...- here are the training of engineers and workers, design of a turbine and all its structural elements, starting and regulating and fuel equipment, calculation of optimal operating parameters and sections of internal channels and chambers, profiles of turbine wheel blades and guide vanes, creation of technology for producing parts (for example, " onocrystalline cultivation of "blade blanks and their processing is generally a very high-tech industry that comprehensively moves mechanical engineering technologies and the general progress of technology!) and their assemblies, metal for housings and the entire filling, high-precision bearings, high-performance tools and precision measuring instruments, the creation of test benches and methods of dynamic balancing, and even the adjacent production of hardware, gaskets and fittings ... and a huge number of interesting scientific, technical and industrial ones, transport and logistics, too, tasks — thousands and thousands of Russian workers and engineers with their families (and the accompanying “growth in demographics” and well-being, not to mention the development of infrastructure and housing in the affected settlements!) would find a job for life, and many thousands at that time would be prepared for this by a specialized system of professional and special education ...
    The state of the Russian Federation would receive a powerful impetus for comprehensive development and enormous technical potential, including export, and dispose of its own turbines, as it would, rather than pitifully and humiliatingly depend on the individual successes of some left-wing speculators! yes
    1. NordUral Offline
      NordUral (Eugene) 6 December 2019 12: 47
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      With this, no development of the country is necessary except oil and gas and other raw materials, it is time to understand this already. A few screwdrivers with the prospect of a sudden disappearance, like the Ford factory in Vsevolozhsk near Leningrad - that’s all.
    2. Vkd dvk Offline
      Vkd dvk (Victor) 6 December 2019 20: 52
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      I agree 100%. Sorry, no longer possible.
  3. Nick Offline
    Nick (Nikolai) 5 December 2019 15: 26
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    Article fake. What are you speaking about? The article does not cite any facts.
  4. Pishenkov Offline
    Pishenkov (Alexey) 5 December 2019 16: 49
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    ... operations for the acquisition of sub-sanctional equipment and technologies should be transferred from the hands of amateurs, whom we stand for in any important business, to professionals

    - this is the key phrase. The problem is that in all the top managerial posts in state and (as it were) non-state corporations that are engaged in the development of strategic raw materials in the Russian Federation, there are, in the vast majority, two types of people:
    1. Already leaving, these are thieves who began their careers back in the USSR, whose crown number is a dumb “cut” or just a price cape in one or maximum two-way circuits;
    2. Those who came to replace them are their own children, children of relatives or acquaintances, etc., who have often undergone paid tuition at various prestigious universities in the Russian Federation or abroad. These, in turn, are divided into 2 more groups:
    a) smart and unprincipled, with the aim of washing grandmothers at any cost and taking them abroad with themselves and their family (these are few), naturally, for these grandmothers they will hand over anything to anyone ... if the grandmas offer good ones. ..
    b) absolute dumbasses, capable of roughly the same thing as the group No. 1 that generated them, sometimes in slightly more “complicated” versions, using more modern technologies, as a rule ...
    And now it is on the shoulders of these very citizens that the problem of ILLEGAL purchases abroad of sanctions material has come down ... That is, in fact, carrying out full-scale special operations ... Well, what do you think, how can this end? It’s like a person who for years has been successfully playing a computer “shooter”, defeating everyone there, taking and sending him to a real war, expecting from him the same success as in the game ... The result is obvious.

    In the days of the USSR, in the West, too secretly, through nominees, technologies were purchased for the needs of the armed forces as well. BUT this was done by real professionals ...

    The second important factor: why, having these very turbines (and other necessary material) already at their disposal, instead of trying to even illegally copy them, as the Chinese do, and how the USSR did it many times, they decided to buy them again? - And because there the expected broth is higher without much difficulty, for the same "super-managers" ... If you try to copy, there is a lot of work, and if it does not work out, you can get it on the head. And then it comes out - we’ll boil it, it won’t come out - well, we will be justified by the fact that the evil West has interfered ... somehow, apparently, they thought ... They didn’t expect that their Americans would decide to put about twenty years ... poor things ...
    All this is sad ... recourse
  5. OXOTHuK Sakha Offline
    OXOTHuK Sakha (Blockchain Blockchainov) 5 December 2019 18: 00
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    What to steal or buy somewhere, we ourselves had to establish the production of turbines.
    What is power - such are the popalovs.
    1. Pishenkov Offline
      Pishenkov (Alexey) 5 December 2019 22: 38
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      we ourselves had to establish the production of turbines

      - hard now! It ruined everything was easy and fast, and again to build oh for how long ... Although there are still backlogs. As I wrote above, if they didn’t build, they could copy, the technological base should be enough for that ... and there are also samples on hand that are still worn out and need repair already - that’s a good excuse to take it all down to the screw and "study" as it should ... And this, by the way, is also able, since the days of the USSR more ... wink But they won’t cope - you can connect the Chinese comrades, and nothing new in these schemes ...
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        koss (Vladimir) 30 December 2019 23: 52
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        Alas, we can’t even copy it anymore, there are no metallurgists, no chemists, it’s a compromise, if only in the background.
  6. OXOTHuK Sakha Offline
    OXOTHuK Sakha (Blockchain Blockchainov) 5 December 2019 18: 01
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    Those. is our Jerk and Breakthrough - buy or steal in the West ??!
    Have you tried to create something yourself ??
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    Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 5 December 2019 18: 39
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    Just don’t need to try to make some “speculators” out of them, trying to do it all at your own peril and risk. All this is ridiculous.
  8. The attempt suggests that the current owners of Russia have lost turbine engineering - the PRIDE of the USSR!
    1. Pishenkov Offline
      Pishenkov (Alexey) 5 December 2019 22: 34
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      It was still in Eastern Europe, but even there none of the “masters of the world” seemed to need to leave the presence of such technologies - they could, they destroyed, what remained (few), they bought with offal for a penny ... This was also called “privatization” , and there were their "Chubais" ...
      1. It offends me for Russia!
        1. Pishenkov Offline
          Pishenkov (Alexey) 6 December 2019 00: 06
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          I fully understand. I'm just talking about the fact that all this was done initially purposefully. THEY tried and tried to concentrate all the key technologies in their own hands. And do not give them to anyone, but to live from this, and with the same "hold for the gills" of everyone else. When everyone (both we and all our friends on the CMEA and the Airborne Forces) so innocently "opened up" to the West, in the rainbow hope of a mutual merger in complete love and understanding for the sake of a future joint and happy coexistence, THEY all planned and implemented all this. From THEIR side, there was no love and rainbow joint plans for anything initially. In contrast to what was then told to us, and various "liberals" continue to repeat it.
          And in the former republics of the USSR, this, it seems, has not yet reached everyone, they still believe in "rainbow coexistence with the West in mutual harmony" ...
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        3. DPN Offline
          DPN (DPN) 6 December 2019 22: 15
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          It's a shame for itself, and Russia is in the reliable clutches of the capitalists.
  9. OXOTHuK Sakha Offline
    OXOTHuK Sakha (Blockchain Blockchainov) 6 December 2019 07: 32
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    I do not understand. Why doesn’t Putin exchange Yaroshenko and Bout for detained US agents ???
    1. Arkharov Offline
      Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 6 December 2019 09: 36
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      Buta to Butina? Or vice versa?
      1. OXOTHuK Sakha Offline
        OXOTHuK Sakha (Blockchain Blockchainov) 6 December 2019 09: 57
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        To Arkharov
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  11. Marzhecki Offline
    Marzhecki (Sergei) 6 December 2019 10: 12
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    Quote: Nick
    Article fake. What are you speaking about? The article does not cite any facts.

    The whole article is made up of facts. The fact that you do not like them does not make them fakes.
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    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 6 December 2019 10: 21
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    Again sellers of sports nutrition caught .....
  13. Elephant Offline
    Elephant 6 December 2019 14: 37
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    It would not hurt to make similar turbines in Russia.
  14. Vladimir501 Offline
    Vladimir501 (Vladimir) 6 December 2019 15: 14
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    It is a pity that everyone who knows how to manage the state already works as taxi drivers or hairdressers!

    Francois Mitterand
    1. Victor N Offline
      Victor N (Victor n) 6 December 2019 16: 28
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      Thank you Volodya!
  15. OXOTHuK Sakha Offline
    OXOTHuK Sakha (Blockchain Blockchainov) 6 December 2019 15: 47
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    Stole .... drank ... to prison.
  16. Dzafdet Offline
    Dzafdet (Sergei) 6 December 2019 16: 17
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    And where to get the professionals? Around some victims of the exam ...
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    2. koss Offline
      koss (Vladimir) 31 December 2019 00: 10
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      "Golden words - Yuri Venediktovich."
  17. Vkd dvk Offline
    Vkd dvk (Victor) 6 December 2019 20: 56
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    Quote: Pyshenkov
    ... operations for the acquisition of sub-sanctional equipment and technologies should be transferred from the hands of amateurs, whom we stand for in any important business, to professionals

    - this is the key phrase. The problem is that in all the top managerial posts in state and (as it were) non-state corporations that are engaged in the development of strategic raw materials in the Russian Federation, there are, in the vast majority, two types of people:
    1. Already leaving, these are thieves who began their careers back in the USSR, whose crown number is a dumb “cut” or just a price cape in one or maximum two-way circuits;
    2. Those who came to replace them are their own children, children of relatives or acquaintances, etc., who have often undergone paid tuition at various prestigious universities in the Russian Federation or abroad. These, in turn, are divided into 2 more groups:
    a) smart and unprincipled, with the aim of washing grandmothers at any cost and taking them abroad with themselves and their family (these are few), naturally, for these grandmothers they will hand over anything to anyone ... if the grandmas offer good ones. ..
    b) absolute dumbasses, capable of roughly the same thing as the group No. 1 that generated them, sometimes in slightly more “complicated” versions, using more modern technologies, as a rule ...
    And now it is on the shoulders of these very citizens that the problem of ILLEGAL purchases abroad of sanctions material has come down ... That is, in fact, carrying out full-scale special operations ... Well, what do you think, how can this end? It’s like a person who for years has been successfully playing a computer “shooter”, defeating everyone there, taking and sending him to a real war, expecting from him the same success as in the game ... The result is obvious.

    In the days of the USSR, in the West, too secretly, through nominees, technologies were purchased for the needs of the armed forces as well. BUT this was done by real professionals ...

    The second important factor: why, having these very turbines (and other necessary material) already at their disposal, instead of trying to even illegally copy them, as the Chinese do, and how the USSR did it many times, they decided to buy them again? - And because there the expected broth is higher without much difficulty, for the same "super-managers" ... If you try to copy, there is a lot of work, and if it does not work out, you can get it on the head. And then it comes out - we’ll boil it, it won’t come out - well, we will be justified by the fact that the evil West has interfered ... somehow, apparently, they thought ... They didn’t expect that their Americans would decide to put about twenty years ... poor things ...
    All this is sad ... recourse

    Already I agreed 100% in the previous post. I agree on this.
    I add.
    In any case, in any situation, along with negative results, there are positive ones. Having passed the filter of criminal prosecution of Americans, I think the ones you described above will go to a safer job. And less harmful.
  18. DPN Offline
    DPN (DPN) 6 December 2019 22: 10
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    From the age of 13, they could have built their own factory, taking over experience from the PRC.
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    Dedok (Sergei) 7 December 2019 13: 25
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    Almost thirty years have passed before everything began to fall apart, and almost all this time, a quiet refrain was heard from somewhere:

    ... why should we do this? We will buy everything! ..

    Today, these conversations have subsided, but these ideas are sitting inside these people, and they personify the "power vertical", incl. everything is sad, because they still cannot assess the magnitude of the problem, and the problem is systemic in all directions.
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    Upmost (Innocent) 8 December 2019 17: 38
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    What does the attempt of Russians illegally buy a turbine in the USA

    He talks about three things:
    1) In Russia they cannot make turbines of this type / level.
    2) In Russia, they are not able to plan such complex operations - "topshchina" is simply the wildest.
    3) The methodology for obtaining new technologies, or even finished samples of equipment, named by the President of the Russian Federation as "Tsap-scratch", it didn’t work here. And it is unlikely to work in the future.
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    Upmost (Innocent) 8 December 2019 17: 40
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    Quote: DPN
    From 13 years could

    And indeed, in the "depressive" 2000s, there was so much that could be done, then not yet quarreling with the "partners."
    In fact, as it was, it is, only one thing - RAPID THEFT.
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    Upmost (Innocent) 8 December 2019 17: 47
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    Despite the declared success in import substitution, Western sanctions are beginning to take effect.

    Yeah what's there begin to act, already acting.
  23. Ehanatone Offline
    Ehanatone 8 December 2019 22: 15
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    Once, in before the sanctions times, the American equipment was purchased, now it began to crumble. We need spare parts, but which one will try to repair the turbine - then we need new or completely change all the equipment.
    The USA, as always, has shown itself to be filthy partners, that’s all.

    PS Judging from the article, the evidence they have is as always - haili licked ...
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    Ehanatone 8 December 2019 22: 20
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    Political correctness rolls over, now and de ... la du ... oh can not be called.! ...
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