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Comment Sought on Domestic 214 Transfer of Stanacard from Ms. Koroleva

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Released: November 25, 2013


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DA 13-2249

Released: November 25, 2013





WC Docket No. 13-88

Comments Due: December 9, 2013
Reply Comments Due: December 16, 2013

On March 25, 2013, Anastasia Koroleva and Michael Choupak (U.S. citizens, and together, the
Applicants) filed an application pursuant to section 63.03 of the Commission’s rules1 to transfer control of
Stanacard, LLC (Stanacard) from Ms. Koroleva to Mr. Choupak.
Stanacard, a Delaware limited liability company, primarily offers competitive prepaid
interexchange services across the United States. Ms. Koroleva currently owns approximately 89 percent
of the limited liability interests of the company. Mr. Choupak does not own or operate any provider of
domestic telecommunications services.
Control of Stanacard will pass from Ms. Koroleva to Mr. Choupak pursuant to the transfer of all
of Ms. Koroleva’s ownership interests in the company. Applicants state that as a result of this transfer,
Ms. Koroleva’s interest will be reduced to zero, and Mr. Choupak’s interest in the company will increase
from zero to approximately 89 percent. The remaining 11 percent of the company will continue to be
held by Eduard Romanov, a U.S. citizen. Applicants assert that the proposed transaction is entitled to
presumptive streamlined treatment under sections 63.03(b)(2)(i) of the Commission’s rules and that a
grant of the application will serve the public interest, convenience, and necessity.2
Domestic Section 214 Application Filed for the Transfer of Control of Stanacard LLC
from Anastasia Koroleva to Michael Choupak, WC Docket No. 13-88 (filed Mar. 25,

1 47 C.F.R § 63.03; see 47 U.S.C. § 214. Applicants are also filing applications for transfer of control associated
with authorization for international services. Any action on this domestic section 214 application is without
prejudice to Commission action on other related, pending applications.
2 47 C.F.R. §63.03(b)(2)(i).


The transfer of control identified herein has been found, upon initial review, to be acceptable for
filing as a streamlined application. The Commission reserves the right to return any transfer application
if, upon further examination, it is determined to be defective and not in conformance with the
Commission’s rules and policies. Pursuant to section 63.03(a) of the Commission’s rules, 47 CFR §
63.03(a), interested parties may file comments on or before December 9, 2013, and reply comments on
or before December 16, 2013.
Pursuant to section 63.52 of the Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. § 63.52,
commenters must serve a copy of comments on the Applicants no later than the above comment filing
date. Unless otherwise notified by the Commission, the Applicants may transfer control on the 31st day
after the date of this notice.3
Pursuant to section 63.03 of the Commission’s rules, 47 CFR § 63.03, parties to this proceeding
should file any documents in this proceeding using the Commission’s Electronic Comment Filing System

In addition, e-mail one copy of each pleading to each of the following

1) Tracey Wilson, Competition Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau,;
2) Christopher Sova, Competition Policy Division, Wireline Competition Bureau,;
3) David Krech, Policy Division, International Bureau,; and
4) Jim Bird, Office of General Counsel,
People with Disabilities: To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities
(braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), send an e-mail to or call the
Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 (voice), (202) 418-0432 (tty).
The proceeding in this Notice shall be treated as a “permit-but-disclose” proceeding in
accordance with the Commission’s ex parte rules.4 Persons making ex parte presentations must file a
copy of any written presentation or a memorandum summarizing any oral presentation within two
business days after the presentation (unless a different deadline applicable to the Sunshine period applies).
Persons making oral ex parte presentations are reminded that memoranda summarizing the presentation
must (1) list all persons attending or otherwise participating in the meeting at which the ex parte
presentation was made, and (2) summarize all data presented and arguments made during the
presentation. If the presentation consisted in whole or in part of the presentation of data or arguments
already reflected in the presenter’s written comments, memoranda or other filings in the proceeding, the
presenter may provide citations to such data or arguments in his or her prior comments, memoranda, or
other filings (specifying the relevant page and/or paragraph numbers where such data or arguments can be
found) in lieu of summarizing them in the memorandum. Documents shown or given to Commission
staff during ex parte meetings are deemed to be written ex parte presentations and must be filed
consistent with rule 1.1206(b), 47 C.F.R. § 1.1206(b). Participants in this proceeding should familiarize
themselves with the Commission’s ex parte rules.

3 Such authorization is conditioned upon receipt of any other necessary approvals from the Commission in
connection with the proposed transaction.
4 47 C.F.R. §§ 1.1200 et seq.

For further information, please contact Tracey Wilson at (202) 418-1394 or Christopher Sova at
(202) 418-1868.
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