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Re: Query from The New Yorker Chichakli R ...

Re: Query from The New Yorker

Chichakli R 7 . 04:36 Nicholas Schmidle

Good day: IThe first time I met Victor was in about July or early August 1995 few month after I start working for the Government of the State of Sharjah, the United Arab Emirates as the Commercial manager of Sharjah Airport free economical zone. I never met or knew Victor or Sergey prior to 1995 - and accordingly, you assumption about 1993 and1994 is 100% wrong. The first time I met Sergey was about October 1995. I left Sharjah and went back to the United States on June 30, 1996 The first time I met Victor was the time he came to my office to submit an application for a business licenses in the free zone. Victor was 28 years old, and I found him to be driven and energetic; but not "one of a kind" by any mean. He presented a business plan for his project and was will spoken and willing to listen and adapt to meet the requirements of working in the free zone. At the time Victor applied for a license, there was about 40 license issued already, out of which 5 were issued to air cargo operators and almost all of them were slightly older than Victor and they were running Russian aircraft. In 1995 Sharjah Airport was swamped with piles of cargo destined to the various CIS countries that were once parts of the Soviet Union, and that was the right time for operators to capitalize on the high demand for cargo capacity. Victor was quick to respond and he was one of the few that were not affraid of expanding their fleet in response to the demand; thus, he was th one to benefit the most. Sincerely Richard

07.02.2012, 03:22, "Nicholas Schmidle" <>: Hi Richard, Hope your teaching is going well. I had a question for you. On your website you write about your relationship with Viktor and Sergei but you dont mention when you met them. Im trying to get a picture in my head of Viktor in 1993-1994-1995 and was wondering if you could recall first meeting him. What was your impression? Was he one of a kind? Or perhaps one of many his age there doing similar things? If you could share any thoughts, Id be most grateful. Thanks! Best, Nicholas

From: Chichakli R <> Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2012 19:56:01 +0400 To: Nicholas Schmidle <> Subject: Re: Query from The New Yorker
Good day: Unfortunately, no one is available to search for and send you the magazine. Thus, I do not understant "you all" perhaps you can explain to me what do you mean by "you all" which seemed to form your later question. Who are "you all" Regards Richard 29.01.2012, 19:14, "Nicholas Schmidle" <>:

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