Russian State Business (U.S. Department of State)

Jurre van Bergen filed this request with the U.S. Department of State of the United States of America .
Tracking #

F-2021-04842

Multi Request Russian State Business
Status
Rejected

Communications

From: Jurre van Bergen

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Any records dealing with Russian companies/organisations: ARinteg (ООО "АРинтег") (https://arinteg.ru/), Federal Service for Technical and Export Control (FSTEC / FSTEK) (https://fstec.ru/), JSC NPO Echelon (npo-echelon.ru), Axoft Об Axoft (http://axoft.ru, Infotecs, АО "Инфотекс (https://infotecs.ru/)

As well as persons: Alexey Markov and Dmitry Slobodenyuk

I requests that in the event that access to any of the requested records is denied pursuant to 5 U.S.C. § 552(b), I be provided with all non-exempt portions which are reasonably segregable. I further request that you describe the deleted material in detail and specify the statutory basis for the denial as well as your reasons for believing that the alleged statutory justification applies in this instance. Please separately state your reasons for not invoking your discretionary powers to release the requested documents. Such statements will be helpful in deciding whether to appeal an adverse determination, and in formulating arguments in case an appeal is taken. I reserve my right to appeal the withholding or deletion of any information and expect that you will list the office and address were such an appeal can be sent.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter.

I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Jurre van Bergen

jurre@occrp.org

From: U.S. Department of State

Thank you for filing your FOIA request online on 4/9/2021. Here is a review of your request.

The records I request can be described as follows:

To Whom It May Concern: Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records: Any records dealing with Russian companies/organisations: ARinteg (ООО "АРинтег") (https://arinteg.ru/), Federal Service for Technical and Export Control (FSTEC / FSTEK) (https://fstec.ru/), JSC NPO Echelon (npo-echelon.ru), Axoft Об Axoft (http://axoft.ru, Infotecs, АО "Инфотекс (https://infotecs.ru/) As well as persons: Alexey Markov and Dmitry Slobodenyuk I requests that in the event that access to any of the requested records is denied pursuant to 5 U.S.C. § 552(b), I be provided with all non-exempt portions which are reasonably segregable. I further request that you describe the deleted material in detail and specify the statutory basis for the denial as well as your reasons for believing that the alleged statutory justification applies in this instance. Please separately state your reasons for not invoking your discretionary powers to release the requested documents. Such statements will be helpful in deciding whether to appeal an adverse determination, and in formulating arguments in case an appeal is taken. I reserve my right to appeal the withholding or deletion of any information and expect that you will list the office and address were such an appeal can be sent. The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not. Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires. Sincerely, Jurre van Bergen jurre@occrp.org Upload documents directly: https://https://www.muckrock.comhttps://www.muckrock.com/

The time period of my request is from 01/01/2000 to 04/09/2021

I am An individual seeking information for personal use and not for commercial use.

I am willing to pay $25 for my request.

My additional comments are as follows:

N/A

Contact Information
Mr. Jurre van Bergen
MuckRock News 411A Highland Ave
DEPT MR 110815
Somerville, Massachusetts 02144
P: (617) 299-1832
F: N/A
requests@muckrock.com

From: U.S. Department of State

**THIS EMAIL BOX IS NOT MONITORED, PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL.** Mr.Van Bergen: This email responds to yourApril 9, 2021, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (5 U.S.C. § 552) request received by the U.S. Department of State,Office of Information Programs and Services on April 9, 2021, regarding records dealing with Russian companies/organisations: ARinteg (??? "???????") (https://arinteg.ru/), Federal Service for Technical and Export Control (FSTEC / FSTEK) (https://fstec.ru/), JSC NPO Echelon (npoechelon. ru), Axoft ?? Axoft (http://axoft.ru, Infotecs, ?? "???????? (https://infotecs.ru/); as well as persons: Alexey Markov and Dmitry Slobodenyuk (Date Range for Record Search: From 1/1/2000 To 4/9/2021). This Office assigned your request the subject reference number. This Office denies your request, as currently written, because itdoes not reasonably describe the records sought. request mustreasonably describe the Department records that are sought to enable Departmentpersonnel to begin a search for responsive records. Such details may include the subject,timeframe, names of any individuals involved, a contract number (ifapplicable), and reasons why the requester believes the Department may haverecords regarding the subject of the request. See 22 CFR 171.4(b). If you are not satisfied with thisOffice’s determination in response to your request, you may administrativelyappeal to: Appeals Officer, Office of InformationPrograms and Services, U.S. Department of State, 2201 C Street, NW, Room B266,Washington, D.C. 20520; or facsimile at 202-485-1718. Your appeal must be postmarked orelectronically transmitted within 90 days of the date of this email. If you have any questionsregarding your request, please contact our FOIA Requester Service Center or ourFOIA Public Liaison by email at FOIAstatus@state.gov or telephone at 202-261-8484. Additionally, youmay contact the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) at theNational Archives and Records Administration to inquire about the FOIAmediation services they offer. Thecontact information for OGIS is as follows: Office of Government InformationServices, National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road-OGIS,College Park, Maryland 20740-6001, email at ogis@nara.gov; telephone at202-741-5770; toll free at 1-877-684-6448; or facsimile at 202-741-5769. Sincerely, /s/ J. Turman, for Nicholas J. Cormier Chief, Requester Communications Branch Office of Information Programs and Services **THIS EMAIL BOX IS NOT MONITORED, PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL.**

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