Azerbaijan Launches Criminal Case Against Russian Billionaire Over Karabakh Visit

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

Russian billionaire and businessman German Sterligov (Source: Armenpress)

BAKU (Combined Sources)—A criminal case has been launched against Russian billionaire German Sterligov for his visit to Nagorno-Karabakh, said a joint statement from the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry and the Azerbaijani Prosecutor General’s Office on July 22, Azeri media report.

German Sterligov is accused of making “public anti-state calls” and “illegally crossing the Azerbaijani border.”

Baku also blames the Russian businessman for supporting the independence of Nagorno-Karabakh through his posts on the social network VKontakte. “He was engaged in illegal business activities and involved his family members,” the statement said.

Earlier this month, Russian media reported that German Sterligov had left Russia for Nagorno-Karabakh. During a press conference held in the city of Shushi, 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.

Sterligov intends to start an eco-friendly food production business in Artsakh with his family. His wife, Alyona Sterligova, has already opened a fashion house in Shushi, and they plan to also replicate their famous “slodoba”—a Russian agricultural community—in Artsakh.

Azerbaijan was quick to denounce Sterligov’s move to Artsakh, placing him on their infamous black list of individuals who visit the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.

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6 Comments

  1. Norin said:

    Mr. Sterligov should just ignore these Azeribaboons, his family is welcome and safe in Armenian Arstakh. We look forward to having his family as guests and members of society in Arstakh.

  2. zarkim said:

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

    • zarkim said:

      Mr Aliyev has been in possession of stolen goods (Land from Armenia) for a long time. Like Ancient Armenian Nagorno-Karabakh and the REST…… Possession of property obtained by crime.
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      In the United States, Receipt of stolen property is a federal crime. So, even Americana’s understand this fact very well.
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      Mr Aliyev has no right to complain or to act to get back the azeri’s stolen goods from Armenia. It was never theirs….

  3. derder said:

    Nazibaijan should be placed on all civilised nations “black List”…aliev ishakoglu go eat some stinking jerk turkey….

  4. vartan said:

    ARSAKH IS NOT AZERI BORDER . YOU DONKEYHEAD IDIOTS MAKE NO MISTAKE NG WAS ARMENIAN LAND FOR THOUSND YEARS AND WILL BE ARMENIAN LAND FOREVER, YOUR PLACE IS CENTRAL ASIA. YOU EVEN DO NOT BELONG TO CURRENT SUPPOSEDLY AZERBAIJAN, IT BELONGS TO IRAN ” PRESIA”

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