German Sterligov To Start Eco-Friendly Food Production in Nagorno-Karabakh

Russian billionaire German Sterligov (Source: Armenpress)
Russian billionaire German Sterligov (Source: Armenpress)

Russian billionaire German Sterligov (Source: Armenpress)

STEPANAKERT (Combined Sources)—During a press conference held in Shushi on Monday, Russian billionaire and businessman German Sterligov announced that he intends to start production of eco-friendly food in the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, according to Armenpress, citing Artsakhpress. Sterligov added that food will later be exported to Russia.

Sterligov described Nagorno-Karabakh as a wonderful place for producing affordable and eco-friendly food, and thinks that a trade house between Nagorno-Karabakh and Russia should be established through which the food can be exported to Russian markets without added chemical elements.

“If people in Russia try the food produced here, they will no longer use the food with chemical additions which is sold there,” Sterligov said.

Sterligov, his wife and five children left Russia for Artsakh three weeks ago. He plans on returning to Moscow on Thursday, showing journalists his air ticket during the press conference.

Sterligov revealed that his decision to move to Artskah came after he received repeated threats in Russia, specifically for his alleged activity with the Combat Organization of Russian Nationalists (BORN),a Russian ultranationalist gang, which he denies.

The only person he knows from BORN is Ilya Goryachev, said Sterligov. The leader of the organization reportedly asked the billionaire for money to start a pro-Russian Patriarch magazine, but Sterligov refused.

Sterligov also said that he initially wanted to leave for Belarus, but decided to stay in Artsakh. He expressed his admiration for the hospitality and kindness of the people there.

Sterligov hopes to return to Artsakh after cooperating with law-enforcement agencies in Russia in order to establish a farm and a fashion house, according to reports.

In related news, Azerbaijan has threatened journalists who attended the press conference in Shushi, saying that they will appear on Azerbaijan’s notorious black list for illegally entering Azerbaijan’s Armenian-occupied territories.

Azerbaijan’s Foreign Affairs Ministry earlier declared the Russian singer Ljuba Kazarnovskaya an “undesirable person” for teacing master classes at the Stepanakert State Music College. Commenting on this, the singer said, “I am in the same list with Montserrat Caballé and I am proud of it. The Nagorno Karabakh Republic is a great place, where I took young people. I am not concerned. As long as there is aggression in the world, no peace will reign. Here, in Karabakh, people want peace.”

The Foreign Ministry of Azerbaijan started publishing its black list in 2013. The blacklist of foreigners who are banned from entering Azerbaijan includes individuals who visit the Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh without making an agreement with Azeri authorities. Sterligov was also recently added to the list, which grows every year.


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  1. State-Of-Emergency said:

    Putin’s man to start the colonization process of the southern Caucuses oblast.

  2. State-Of-Emergency said:

    Why is everything related to Russia shadowy? Nothing is clear or transparent. They live in a world of mystery, intrigue, and darkness.

  3. State-Of-Emergency said:

    Just get a load of this story. He unexpectedly shows up in Artsakh, then claims he was initially planning on Belarus but decided on Artsakh because of the hospitality and kindness of its people. Then, within three weeks he decides to open a farm and a fashion house without giving details on how, where, and when he plans to do all this. There is no information on logistics or feasibility to setting up shop in Artash as opposed to Belarus. No word on the study of such a venture and the prospects of success, other than that the food produced in Artsakh tastes much better. We are to assume that this billionaire is going to invest millions of dollars in an eco-friendly food company and a fashion house without a long term study on the regions economic and political insecurity, military threats and the reaction of local authority on such a ambitious trade relation with Russia

    He reveals that he escaped Russia under threat, which only proves that his move was hasty and that his plans were improvised. The only other explanation for this bizarre news is the attempted colonization of the region through economic means.

  4. Mkhitar Yepremyan said:

    Good, all Azeris will be in the black list those who wish to come to Artsakh, the land of the free. Thererfore, to all Azerbasijanis out there you are in the black list for wishing to come to Artsakh. Stay in Azerbaijan and enjoy your crook leader Aliyev.

  5. Mkhitar Yepremyan said:

    And why Serzh Sarkissian, Robert Kocharian and Levon Ter Petrossian with all of their looted monies do not invest their stolen monies in the Armenian and Artsakh economy? Why don’t they invest their stolen money in Armenia and Artsakh and increase their wealth? May be they need to learn a lesson from Sterligov family and others.
    How long these greedy driven crooks are to live their God given short lives and how much money they need to live an honorable life on this earth of ours?
    A simple message that our TALANCHI leaders must learn: LIFT UP YOUR PEOPLE AND RAISE YOURSELVES. Bardzartsur yev Bardzatsir………

  6. GB said:

    Shame on our own Armenian oligarchy businessmen, who are sucking blood out of Armenian people in Armenia. God blessed Artsakhi fertile virgin land, can produce food, for entire Armenia’s population, plus exporting food to Russian Federation, and European markets!

  7. zarkim said:

    Mr Sterligov and his family are welcome to Shushi, Nagorno-Karabakh.
    As long as they are not interested in interfering in the local politics they should be trusted and welcomed to stay and make their new home. They will spend money happily this way.
    Mr Sterligov has many Armenian friends and he is well known.
    If the Local Government body (At the beginning) set all the laws/rules of ownership, citizenship, etc…. etc… They will have no problems in the future. Mr Sterligov will accept all reasonable rules and regulations of the Local Government.
    Fairness and THOUGHTFULNESS (հեռատեսություն) is the best policy.

    • zarkim said:

      Mr German Sterligov, a Russian is being harassed (In Russia) by an Israeli women and an azeri lawyer representing israel and Azerbaijan.
      Mr Sterligov’s Lawyer is an Armenian called Arthur Airapetov. A very competent Lawyer defending a Russia in Russia.
      May be there was a reason why “israelites” were picked-on centuries ago……
      Look what these “animals” have done to Aleppo.

  8. Sokimag said:

    It`s good to have German Sterligov in Artsakh. He does good publicity to Artsakh by coming and living in Artsakh. He promotes good food too without any chemicals. We don’t need and we don’t want any GMO food or any food with chemicals in it. We need pure biological natural food in Artsakh. German Sterligov is welcome in Artsakh and in Armenia.

  9. Raffi said:

    Criticize less andinstead if the idea is good Armenians can follow his steps, there is plenty of land.