The Ministry insists that the thief in law Ruben Tatulyan received the diplomatic passport on legal grounds.
The Armenian Foreign Ministry has confirmed the issue of a diplomatic passport for the Sochi businessman Ruben Tatulyan, known in criminal circles under the nickname Robson. As the ministry told EADaily, Tatulyan received the document on legal grounds, “for activities aimed at the economic development of the country and the attraction of new investments.”
As previously reported by the CrimeRussia, Robson was detained at a thieves’ convention in the Czech Republic along with such thieves in law as Gayoz Zviadadze (Giya Kutaissky), Gela Kardava (Gela), and his recently crowned ‘godson’ and a resident of Moscow Dmitry Zabrodin. After the detention, all ‘convention’ participants were placed in a temporary detention facility.
It is noteworthy that Tatulyan himself strongly refutes his ties with the criminal world, credited to him ‘without reason’ by the media. At the same time, according to the CrimeRussia’s information, it was Robson who sponsored the ‘meeting’ in Karlovy Vary, during which two new thieves in law were to be ‘crowned.’
To get to the Czech Republic, Tatulyan used his Armenian diplomatic passport, and Gela Kardava presented papers in the name of Oleg Golomb during detention; by the way, it was these documents that the thief in law had recently shown to Ukrainian police officers. The Czech security forces suspect that Kardava uses false documents, and if their suspicions are justified, then the thief in law will face a criminal charge.
For the record, it is not the first incident, when Tatulyan have used the fake diplomatic ID. For example, in late February 2016, our editors’ office came into possession of a surveillance footage from the Sochi airport, which showed Robson flagrantly violating the traffic rules and exhibiting the behavior of an inveterate road bully.
The video shows two black tinted Mercedes-Benz G-Wagens driving along the first line of the airport. The way onto the first line of the airport complex is made against traffic and in detour of road barriers. Judging by license plates, one of the cars is assigned to the Embassy of the Republic of Armenia in the Russian Federation.
Leaving the airport, Tatulyan insulted the security officers and then drove the barrier off. In response to the airport employee's remarks, Tatulyan dangled his ambassadorial documents. As reported by the CrimeRussia’s source, in the past, the crime lord claimed the title of the Honorary Consul of Armenia in Russia, but could not get it. However, the recent events in Karlovy Vary indicate the opposite. The Armenian Embassy in Russia has provided no response to the CrimeRussia’s request.