Levon Airapetyan. Photo © Sputnik/ Yekaterina Chesnokova
https://ru.armeniasputnik.am/incidents/20171018/9092961/umer-rossijskij-biznesmen-i-izvestnyj-mecenat-levon-ajrapetyan.html

18 October 2017, 12:12

Armenian philanthropist Levon Airapetyan dies in penal colony in Russia

Today, businessman Levon Airapetyan has died in a Mordovian penal colony. His funeral will be held in Moscow, reported his daughter Anzhelika Airapetyan.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on July 15, 2014, Levon Airapetyan was detained in Moscow on suspicion of embezzlement and laundering money, acquired by criminal means. On April 14, 2016, the court sentenced him to four years of imprisonment.

Levon Airapetyan was one of the ten richest members of the Armenian Diaspora in the world. He was a major investor in Nagorno-Karabakh. The Armenian businessman was lobbying at the world level the recognition of the Armenian Genocide by the Ottoman Empire.

Levon Airapetyan had several heart attacks and suffered from cancer. Recently, his health state became extremely severe. The defence repeatedly requested the court to pronounce conditional early relief (CER) for Levon Airapetyan, the "Rusarminfo" reports.

Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.

Author: Tigran Petrosyan; Source: CK correspondent

All news

June 17, 2019 22:07

  • Decorating Daudov with order shows subjectivity of grounds for awarding

    By decree of Russian President, Magomed Daudov, Speaker of the Chechen Parliament, has been awarded the Order For Merits to Fatherland of the 4th Degree, Ramzan Kadyrov informed on June 13. By its rewards, the Kremlin "is buying loyalty of regional elites," the experts interviewed by the "Caucasian Knot" believe

June 17, 2019 21:54

  • Lapunov calls missing Volgograd resident inmate of Chechen gay prison

    The investigating authorities have received the testimonies of Maxim Lapunov that along with him the secret gay prison in Chechnya also kept Andrei Kobyshev, a native of the Volgograd Region, who had disappeared in Grozny, the Radio Liberty reports with reference to Vladimir Smirnov, a lawyer of the Committee Against Torture (CAT).

June 17, 2019 21:41

June 17, 2019 17:19

June 17, 2019 16:58

  • Tumso calls on debaters over Dagestani border to support Gadjiev

    Chechen blogger Tumso Abdurakhmanov has suggested residents of Dagestan to switch their attention over from road signs near Kizlyar to the detention of Abdulmumin Gadjiev, an editor with the "Chernovik" (Draft) weekly. A public resonance outcry will contribute to a fair resolution of Gadjiev's case, the blogger has explained.

News archive