The 50-year-old Ruben Vardanyan embodied the image of an oligarch, with which you can work in the West, with a clear Conscience. Industrious, honest and charitable active. 2016 showed Hollywood star George Clooney at the Gala for the awarding of the Aurora award, the Vardanyan in the commemoration of the Armenian genocide. Two years earlier, stressed Vardanyan with Prince Charles to the restoration of a Scottish mansion. And also at the WEF in Davos, the native Armenian Vardanyan is regularly present.
But it also has the most likeable Oligarch, a hidden page. Vardanyans the biggest secret of his role in the "Troika Laundromat", the huge construct, which has established a Department of his Bank, in order to create in Secret billions in the West. Vardanyan took advantage of it even for personal expenses. For a family to stay in St. Moritz Suvretta House luxury hotel about 25’000 dollars flowed out of the Laundromat. The WEF in Davos, one of the Laundromat-commercial almost 20’000 dollars paid before a performance Vardanyans in the year 2011.
to be very close to the Power
to the outside Vardanyan is strikingly apolitical. There are many indications that he is close to the closest circle of power in Moscow. President Vladimir Putin put personally in 2006, the Foundation for Vardanyans school of management SKOLKOVO in Moscow. The Lobbying vehicle Gorchakov Fund Vardanyan is connected with the Russian Ministry of foreign Affairs. And also in Switzerland, he has assumed a political role: He sits on the Board of Trustees of the Geneva-registered Foundation "Dialogue of Civilization".
Its founder, Vladimir Yakunin, a former Russian Minister of Railways, because of its proximity to Putin on the sanctions list of the USA. Jakunins ideology reflects that of Putin's Russia: admiration for the authoritarian Chinese model, conviction of a global liberalism, the promotion of the Orthodox Religion.
Vardanyan denies allegations
in 2014, led Yakunin in Moscow, an Anti-abortion conference, representatives of the French Front National and the Austrian FPÖ took part. In the same year Yakunin said this in Berlin on a Pro-Russian meeting. The conference drew a picture of Russia as a pivot of the Eurasian space from Lisbon to Vladivostok, in order to counter the harmful influence of the United States.
to fit such a thought, a liberal businessman, Ruben Vardanyan, is difficult to understand. What is clear is that he financed the Foundation also: "Mr. Vardanyan was one of the first donors of the Dialogue-of-Civilizations-Foundation," says a Foundation spokeswoman.
last week, confronted journalists from the OCCRP collective Vardanyan with the research for the Troika at the Laundromat. Vardanyan says he did not know that his former Bank had helped to bring the allegedly dirty money in the West. "We have always worked according to the rules of the global financial market." The customer funds had been accepted by the Ukio Bank, and their origin would leave no room for doubt. He had never had direct control over transactions, and always to his principles: to work with Criminal or dishonest privatizations. "That is why I went in the 90s without protection on the street."
Created: 04.03.2019, 18:23 PM