07MOSCOW437, FSB REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ON AL-QAIDA ACTIVITY

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07MOSCOW437 2007-02-01 14:27 2011-08-30 01:44 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Moscow

VZCZCXYZ0004
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHMO #0437 0321427
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
P 011427Z FEB 07
FM AMEMBASSY MOSCOW
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 7107
INFO RUEATRS/DEPT OF TREASURY WASHDC PRIORITY
RHEHNSC/NSC WASHDC PRIORITY
RUEAIIA/CIA WASHDC PRIORITY

C O N F I D E N T I A L MOSCOW 000437 
 
SIPDIS 
 
SIPDIS 
 
STATE FOR S/CT ROTHSCHILD, EUR/PGI REASOR 
STATE FOR EUR/RUS, EB/ESC/IEC 
TREASURY FOR BAKER/GAERTNER 
NSC FOR TRACY MCKIBBEN 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 02/01/2017 
TAGS: KTFN PTER PREL RS
SUBJECT: FSB REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ON AL-QAIDA ACTIVITY 
IN RUSSIA 
 
Classified By: ECON M/C Quanrud, Reasons 1.4 (b/d). 
 
1.  (C) On January 22, Russia's Federal Security Service 
(FSB) passed a note to Embassy Moscow ORC requesting 
information the USG might have regarding Al Qaida financial 
activity in the Russian Federation.  Below is an unofficial 
Embassy translation of the note.  A copy of the original 
Russian-language note as well as the English translation will 
be sent via classified email to S/CT, EUR/PGI and EUR/RUS. 
 
2.  (C) English-language translation of the note follows: 
 
"The Russian Federal Security Service 
 
Confidential 
 
SIPDIS 
 
Exclusively for the United States 
 
Regarding a report from the U.S. Congress 
 
In late September 2006, the intelligence committee of the 
U.S. House of Representatives (Embassy Note: the HPSCI) 
published a report under the title 'Al Qaida: The Many Faces 
of an Islamic Extremist Threat.' 
 
A significant part of the report was dedicated to issues of 
terrorist financing activity.  In this regard, Russia was 
mentioned as being among the countries in which Al Qaida 
carried out fundraising activities. 
 
In view of the fact that the basis of the report was 
presumably provided to the Congress by the CIA's CTC and by 
the U.S. NCTC, we request that you inform us, if possible, of 
any information specifically on Russia, which was used in the 
report.  We would also like to express our interest in 
receiving any information of which the Russian Government 
might not be aware, be it factual or analytical, which 
relates to this matter. 
 
We appreciate your cooperation." 
 
End translation. 
BURNS

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