The USA found a reason for sanctions against the largest Russian air carrier


The largest and most respected Russian airline, Aeroflot, may be subject to US sanctions. As a pretext, most likely, the unseemly case of smuggling popular electronic gadgets by its employees in favor of an organized criminal group will be used.


In distant New York, a criminal case is pending on a "conspiracy" to transport stolen property and illegal export of electronic devices Apple iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch totaling $ 50 million. Russian citizens Sayuz Daibagya, Zokir Iskandarov, Shokhrukh Saidov, Akmal Asadov, Marat Shadkhin, Azamat Bobomurodov, as well as Kirill Sokhonchuk and Anton Perevoznikov who joined them, have already been arrested, and two more of our compatriots are still hiding from American justice. According to the investigation, this group created a scheme to smuggle Apple products from the United States to Russia with the help of “couriers” who were former and current employees of Aeroflot.

In practice, the entire chain might look like this. The arrested Russians living in the United States bought gadgets, including stolen ones, and then the couriers participating in the scheme transported them in their personal luggage. The funds they paid were in cash and were also delivered to the United States by members of the group. In the basement of a house in Brooklyn, law enforcement officers found 600 thousand dollars. During one trip, the detained Shokhrukh Saidov was able to transport Apple products in nine suitcases worth $ 250. The total damage caused is estimated by the Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York at $ 50 million.

The key question is why this story has arisen now? Bringing something valuable from abroad has been the norm for our country since the days of "deficit". It used to be fashionable to import, for example, expensive watches, now - popular electronic gadgets. Ordinary tourists bring something in, and airline workers, as they say, have all the cards in their hands. However, experts explain that it will not be possible to truly "get rich" on "gray" iPhones and iPads. You can't even fit too many electronic gadgets into a large suitcase, the profit will have to be divided into members of the group, as well as other involved persons. There is no smell of industrial volumes here, and all this against the background of the risk of falling into the hands of American justice, which ultimately happened.

In addition to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the investigation involved the Export Control Administration, the Bureau of Industry and Security, the US Department of Commerce, and a number of other relevant agencies. FBI Special Agent Peter Fitzhugh commented on the arrest of the Russians as follows:

Through ongoing collaboration between federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, we can end these schemes, which rob millions of American businesses while simultaneously funding illegal organizations abroad that threaten our national security.

It sounds very pretentious. Everything worked out: the "threat" to the US national security, and the "robbery" of the Apple corporation, and the predominant ethnic composition of the detained group of Russians. The FBI's New York office said it was unacceptable to use the airline for smuggling. The US State Department has already canceled visas for 113 Aeroflot employees. The Russian company reacted by stating that there were no former or current employees among the detainees, which, however, does not mean anything yet. The Kremlin responded to the situation in the spirit that Aeroflot should defend its own interests.

It is clear that the smugglers did not act at the suggestion of the company's management. However, due to the activities of this group, the largest Russian air carrier may now fall under American sanctions. The time for the publication of the results of such an investigation was chosen just before the presidential elections in the United States, when the "Russian card" can be played. As a result, the elections will be held, but the imposed sanctions will remain.
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  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 23 October 2020 11: 19
    +5
    Yeah. Typically Russian "Sayuz Daibagya, Zokir Iskander, Shokhrukh Saidov, Akmal Asadov, Marat Shadkhin, Azamat Bobomurodov" ....
    1. General Black Offline General Black
      General Black (Gennady) 23 October 2020 12: 39
      +3
      Well, how can Hasek not remember.

      Schweik had seen a lot in his lifetime, but still these Tatar, Georgian and Mordovian names did not enter his head. “No one will believe me,” thought Schweik, “that there may be such surnames in the world as these Tatars have: Muglagaley Abdrakhmanov - Beimurat Allagali - Dzhereje Cherdeje - Davlatbaley Nurdagaleev and so on.
  2. amateur Online amateur
    amateur (Victor) 23 October 2020 13: 26
    +1
    "You are to blame for the fact that I want to eat ..."

    I.A. Krylov
  3. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 23 October 2020 13: 27
    0
    The company may be subject to sanctions belay .... they will definitely be introduced .... everything is gone crying .... it's forever fellow What to do? Why is no one in the Kremlin beating in epilepsy about this? am Where are our submarines? soldier Where did the special services look bully We must respond immediately and firmly angry but the authorities are not capable of this request Only Grudinin, Navalny, Yavlinsky (underline the necessary) can save the country and stop this chaos stop
    Another hysteria laughing Would you like to go on vacation, heal your nerves drinks
    And the sanctions ... yes figs with them. Enter, then there will be an answer. Why do you want to arrange ahead of time? winked
    1. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
      Marzhecki (Sergei) 23 October 2020 14: 10
      +1
      Quote: 123
      The company may fall under sanctions .... they will definitely be introduced .... everything is gone .... this is forever What to do? Why is no one in the Kremlin beating in an epilepsy about this?

      Well, he won't pay out of his own pocket smile
      By the way, I just got back from vacation, I got some treatment for my nerves. thanks tongue
      1. 123 Offline 123
        123 (123) 23 October 2020 14: 22
        +2
        Well, he won't pay out of his own pocket

        Who to whom and for what?

        By the way, I just got back from vacation, I got some treatment for my nerves. thanks

        Apparently the wrong kind of rest was laughing Why panic out of the blue and look for imaginary reasons for concern? Sanctions have been, are and will be for Russia to the light-faced bourgeoisie across the throat. What excuse is used for their introduction is not important. If you don't understand this, I can only sympathize. If you understand and whine deliberately, then ugh three times at you and the vile business you are doing winked
      2. cmonman Offline cmonman
        cmonman (Garik Mokin) 23 October 2020 20: 33
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        It sounds very pretentious.

        Sergei, it’s inconvenient for me to remind you, but as a lawyer you must understand that the crime committed by the smugglers is, to this extent, an “economic crime” and is severely punished in all countries. Do you feel sorry for them?
        I give you a lead on your trail. reportage - these ungrateful Americans took and scrapped all Russian ventilators. Just do not forget to indicate that they, the Americans, paid for these devices. And thrown out! This is the kind of business that should be welcomed - pay_and_throw out!

        https://www.bbc.com/russian/features-54657836
        1. 123 Offline 123
          123 (123) 24 October 2020 09: 41
          +3
          And thrown out! This is the kind of business that should be welcomed - pay_and_throw out!

          Are you completely crazy there? belay What is there to welcome? Well, I was not smart enough to change the plug on the wire and redo the voltage by 110 volts, give it to the neighbors or give it to Zelensky. So no, everything is under pressure. And at this time, people were dying without a ventilator, Musk used Chinese CPAP devices for the treatment of snoring for you and carried him on his hands for this.
          Such actions are reminiscent of the times of the great depression. Common sense has long been out of favor in the United States sad
          1. cmonman Offline cmonman
            cmonman (Garik Mokin) 24 October 2020 17: 24
            -1
            123, you in vain did not read my link in Russian.
            Nobody anywhere in the USA will allow the use of electronic devices that have not passed the certification in a special station.
            They threw it out because the Russians can throw away their "genetic fund", but the Americans do not want to. 6 people died in Russian hospitals due to the fire of your apparatus, and you sold this garbage to amers.

            The equipment supplied as part of the fight against Covid-19 ... needs to be verified and approved for use, Janet Montesi said. - All ventilators manufactured in the United States or outside the country must obtain a 501 (k) authorization or, in a pandemic, an emergency authorization (EUA) in order to transfer them to users in the United States. Models of ventilators received as part of this cargo did not have such permits.

            The United States could not give the devices to another country for the same reason - they did not pass the checks and were not certified (pre-murderous). An example is 6 people killed in Russia.

            And at this time, people were dying without mechanical ventilation ...

            And people died with this ventilator (see above), but in Russia.
            1. 123 Offline 123
              123 (123) 24 October 2020 18: 48
              +1
              What a touching concern for people good I already follow it knocks out crying
              What about planes? Doesn't hesitate to plant his "genetic fund" in Boeing USA? When will the planes be scrapped? It turns out that human life is priceless for the American state, but within reason? winked
              1. cmonman Offline cmonman
                cmonman (Garik Mokin) 24 October 2020 18: 50
                -1
                An article about recycling Russian scrap metal? What are you talking about?
                Have you read Kukryniksy?
                1. 123 Offline 123
                  123 (123) 24 October 2020 18: 54
                  +1
                  An article on sanctions against Aeroflot.
                  So what about the disposal of Boeing aircraft that pose a real danger to the lives of passengers? What is the price of adherence to principles of the American state? smile
                  1. cmonman Offline cmonman
                    cmonman (Garik Mokin) 24 October 2020 21: 05
                    -2
                    So what about the disposal of Boeing aircraft that pose a real danger to the lives of passengers?

                    Europe has validated Boeing and allowed the resumption of flights. The company's reputation is tainted, of course, but if you care about the company's revenues (I personally don't), then they have dropped. But Boeing has large military orders and will interrupt with them for 10 years until it launches a trail. liner. Whether Russia will be able to grab the market at the expense of its aircraft is unlikely, maybe a scanty%.
                    But Roscosmos' loss of $ 90 million for an astronaut's chair is very sensitive, and worse than that, it is forever.
                    1. 123 Offline 123
                      123 (123) 24 October 2020 21: 15
                      +2
                      Europe has validated Boeing and allowed the resumption of flights.

                      Yes, God bless her, in Europe, in the USA there, too, in my opinion, a company was found, decided to start flying.
                      In Russia, the ventilator was also checked, nothing was found in them, everything works.

                      The company's reputation is tainted, of course, but if you care about the company's revenues (I personally don't), then they have dropped.

                      I don't give a damn about the reputation of the company and its income. It was just said with such aplomb about caring for the gene pool smile But as it turns out, Russian ventilators who perhaps potentially emergency, disposed of. And when it comes to killer planes, all arrogance flies somewhere and the lives of Americans are no longer so important laughing
                      1. cmonman Offline cmonman
                        cmonman (Garik Mokin) 24 October 2020 21: 28
                        -2
                        But as it turns out, Russian ventilators, which are possibly potentially emergency, are being disposed of.

                        123, what, to hell, "possibly emergency", if your press wrote about 6 burning cars of this company and, as a result, 6 deaths!
                      2. 123 Offline 123
                        123 (123) 24 October 2020 22: 11
                        +2
                        Officially, so far it is. The devices were checked, no violations were found. I have not seen any information about the end of the investigation.
                        So what about the Boeings? Are they no longer dangerous?
                      3. cmonman Offline cmonman
                        cmonman (Garik Mokin) 24 October 2020 22: 22
                        -1
                        Since May 13, Roszdravnadzor has suspended the use on the territory of the Russian Federation of Aventa-M ventilators, "involved" in fires in intensive care units of Moscow and St. Petersburg hospitals, who killed six people.

                        https://www.mk.ru/social/2020/05/13/sgorevshie-apparaty-ivl-aventam-tolko-sobrali-v-rossii-kitayskiy-sled.html

                        And they are already flying on Boeing and every day there are more people, they are slowly recovering, they are no longer dangerous ...
                      4. 123 Offline 123
                        123 (123) 25 October 2020 00: 19
                        +1
                        Roszdravnadzor authorized the operation of Aventa-M ventilators
                        The examination of the quality and safety of the devices did not establish a direct connection with fires in hospitals in Moscow and St. Petersburg

                        https://tass.ru/obschestvo/9022475

                        So the Boeings will be scrapped?
                    2. cmonman Offline cmonman
                      cmonman (Garik Mokin) 24 October 2020 23: 32
                      -3
                      Russia ranks first in the world "in the number of plane crashes (13 times more than the world average);"

                      Maybe, after all, go to Boeing?
                    3. isofat Online isofat
                      isofat (isofat) 25 October 2020 00: 20
                      +2
                      cmonman... But the USA takes the first place by lieswhich makes your comments void. smile

                      https://subscribe.ru/group/svobodnyij-mikrofon/16532229/

                    4. Dear sofa expert. 25 October 2020 01: 32
                      0
                      Maybe, after all, go to Boeing?

                      Boeing is on the verge of bankruptcy. And this is a fact that cannot be refuted.
                    5. 123 Offline 123
                      123 (123) 25 October 2020 01: 37
                      +1
                      What an interesting link belay The Blue Whistle newspaper? smile
                      I was especially pleased with the statement that Russia has:

                      62 position in the world in terms of technological development (between Costa Rica and Pakistan)

                      This is for source level understanding winked
                      What does the garbage dump to which you link to mean is not clear request
                      Would you like to tell you how such sensations are made? Here are the first lines of the rating:

                      The ranking of countries by plane crashes for the period from 2014 to 2020:
                      Russia (43).
                      United States (18).

                      Do you know why they count exactly in 15 years? Because otherwise statistics do not give the desired propaganda effect because:

                      The number of plane crashes by country since 1945:
                      1. United States (828).
                      2. Russia (521).

                      Worldwide plane crash statistics rank the Boeing brand as the most dangerous on the planet. The Boeings 727 and 737 are highlighted in particular. They are the most frequently crashed.

                      The statistics of fatalities in plane crashes on Boeing planes are staggering. In the entire history of the 737s, 211 ships were lost. In total, 5386 people died. As for the 727s, 119 liners crashed. In total, 4211 people died.

                      If you look at the statistics of airline accidents, Southwest Airlines (USA) (4th place) and not a single Russian company are among the twenty leaders of the "anti-rating".

                      https://vawilon.ru/statistika-aviakatastrof/

                      In the list of the largest plane crashes, every third Boeing aircraft.

                      https://forinsurer.com/public/17/01/10/3824

                      Boeing crap is a death machine.
                    6. akarfoxhound Offline akarfoxhound
                      akarfoxhound 26 October 2020 08: 37
                      0
                      Cool "for catastrophes" in Russia stuck good It’s just interesting - are these your "expert" media outlets in balabolism, or is it an official document of the same ICAO or FAVT?

                      "- Izya, you know, your wife is the first (low social) wife in our city?
                      "Who's talking?"
                      - Everybody says! "

                      So do you laughing
            2. Dear sofa expert. 25 October 2020 01: 31
              0
              Europe has validated Boeing and allowed the resumption of flights.

              Vile lies!) Allowed test flights. These cars are not accredited on the line (and probably won't be)
  • Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 23 October 2020 14: 30
    +1
    By the way. No sanctions will be introduced.
    They wrote, just before the virus, the Kremlin, despite loud promises to equip its airlines only with its own suitable planes, allowed Aeroflot and Pobeda to buy Boeings.

    Of course, everything has changed ... But what kind of sanctions are there? All their ...
  • Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 23 October 2020 14: 42
    0
    The USA found a reason for sanctions against the largest Russian air carrier

    The reason - he who seeks will always find. The US has already come up with about 50 pretexts for sanctions, and the response to the sanctions against Aeroflot should be a restriction or ban on flights of US aircraft, or, as an option, significantly increase the cost of maintenance of US aircraft at Russian airports.
  • Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 23 October 2020 17: 47
    +3
    Maybe now Putin will finally be smart enough to impose sanctions on the US auto and aircraft industry and, not in words, but in fact, to establish support for domestic production. Not screwdriver assemblies with a bunch of foreign spare parts, like a disabled Superjet, but real production, in which everything, to the last bolt, will be produced in Russia !!!
  • Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 23 October 2020 20: 08
    +1
    No, the CIA is somehow sickly. Now Navalny has diarrhea and scrofula, then ten iPhones without boxes and chargers in a suitcase ...
  • Oyo Sarkazmi Offline Oyo Sarkazmi
    Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 24 October 2020 16: 30
    0
    Is it a criminal offense to buy iPhones in the US by Uzbeks and Tajiks? The next step - getting caught for ordering pizza? But...
  • Dust Offline Dust
    Dust (Sergei) 25 October 2020 03: 14
    +1
    I doubt that the sanctions will be against Aeroflot. Russia will simply close the flight over its country for US aviation ... This will entail a million-dollar loss to American companies ...