Baltic State Technical University

Baltic State Technical University arranged deals with the Tehran University of Technology to train Iranian students

Status:Medium Alert – Entities sanctioned in the past for Terror or Illicit activities / WMD related / Human rights violations.

Risk Level:unknown %

Formerly known as the Military Mechanical Institute Imeni Ustinova and the Military Mechanical Institute;

Listed in the context of assistance to Iran’s missile program in a July 2005 early warning document distributed by the German government to industry;

Conducts research on aerospace equipment, dynamics and durability of mechanical systems, quality control and reliability of mechanical systems, robotic application problems, mechanotronics, and information processing

In April 2000, its rector, Yuri Savel’ev (Yuri P. Savelyev), was alleged by the United States to have violated Russian export controls and attempted to export goods or services that could contribute to missiles capable of delivering weapons of mass destruction;

Reportedly, Savelyev arranged a deal in 1999 with the K. N. Toosi University of Technology to train Iranian graduate students in metallurgy, gas and fluid dynamics in high-temperature and pressure conditions in Iran;

In 1998 and 1999 Savelyev arranged deals with the Tehran University of Technology to train Iranian students;

In 1996, Iranian students reportedly enrolled in BSTU’s mechanical engineering program, after the Russian Education Ministry rejected an agreement between Savelyev and rocket experts from Iran’s Ministry of Defense to train Iranian scientists in rocketry;

Also Known As:
Ustinov Military Mechanical Baltic State Technical University

Involved In:
Missile Weapon Program

June 1930


1/21, 1-ya Krasnoarmeiskaya Ulitsa, St. Petersburg 198005


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Reason for the color:
» Sanctions removed in February 2010;
» Sanctioned by the U.S. Department of State on July 30, 1998, for engaging in proliferation activities related to Iran’s missile programs;
» Sanctioned by the U.S. Department of the Treasury in February 1999 for materially contributing, or attempting to contribute, to a foreign country’s effort to acquire, produce and/or deliver weapons of mass destruction;