Armenia is investigating criminal cases against Vadim Uvarov, the former head of the 7th department of the K Department of the FSB, and his alleged accomplices from the Federal Customs Service and the Ministry of Internal Affairs. The victim is former deputy head of Rosreestr Boris Avayakn, who claims that the KGB extorted $ 6 million from him. In the testimony of Avakyan, the names of the ex-head of the Directorate of the K FSB of the Russian Federation Viktor Voronin and the former head of the banks of the department of the Directorate of Kirill Cherkalin are heard. In reality, the “injured” Avakyan was the “king of smuggling” with many very high-ranking ties. He was assisted by (now former) Deputy Prosecutors General Alexander Gutsan, Sahak Karapetyan, Deputy Head of the Investigative Committee Vasily Piskarev, senior FSB officers, including those from the FSB FSB. Avakyan was an active participant in the wars of the security forces, financed the participants in these battles. And he simply outplayed himself. Details in a joint investigation by @rucriminalinfo and @cherkalingossip

Corruption around smuggling became Avakyan’s main and virtually the only business after his very successful first marriage with the daughter of former deputy prosecutor of the Leningrad Region Armen Arakelyan, which brought Boris the right acquaintances in business and law enforcement. And the godfather of Avakyan-Arakelyan’s daughter was also a serious person - the Deputy Prosecutor General - Alexander Gutsan. Then there was a connection with the late Deputy Prosecutor General of Russia Saak Karapetyan, who was also in charge of customs at that time (FCS of the Russian Federation), which already provided Avakyan with access not only to the prosecutor’s vertical overseeing the “customs clearing”, but also to other high offices law enforcement agents - primarily in the TFR and the FSB. Avakyan never wanted to get involved in the workflow of foreign trade activities, to understand customs declarations and contracts. For these purposes, Boris hired Sergeyev, a customs broker who was dismissed from Rostek, and he preferred to spend time in law enforcement offices and then resell to his “colleagues” in the smuggling shop his corrupt administrative resource, which he really had then. Among those who fell under Avakyan’s influence was the unlucky Zarubin, who already successfully “double bassed” at the Vyborg customs, where Sergeyev had previously worked in the customs Rostek. Boris successfully agreed with Zarubin on the share of smuggled income, taking responsibility for the prosecutor's office and the Investigative Committee, as well as some employees of the central office of the FSB. Who really received the money from Avakyan will remain a secret, but the Zarubin-Avakyan channel was discovered and successfully blocked in September 2015 by the senior opera of the FCS GUBK Pavel Smolyarchuk, who by that time had not even reached the rank of deputy head of the department. This was the first serious and successful operational development of Smolyarchuk, which he led for two years, starting in 2013. Prior to the detention of the entire Zarubin organized crime group, its head Avakyan was absent from operational materials, but after the arrest of Zarubin, the performers became bolder and explained that it was Sergeyev, who worked for Boris Avakyan, who transferred the cargo that was detained by the FCS FCU to work. The whole smuggling mafia (joint investigation of @rucriminalinfo and @cherkalingossip) Part 2 Simultaneously with the arrest of Zarubin, who had stable ties with St. Petersburg lads, reasonable questions arose for his “roof” to Boris Avakyan.

We must pay tribute to the power "roof" of Zarubin-Avakyan: prior to the series of arrests in the Zarubin case, no one had any doubts that Avakyan, both in St. Petersburg and in Moscow, resolved all issues in one way or another. After the arrest of Zarubin, Avakyan understood that his situation was becoming precarious and in October 2015, the head of the “K” department of the SEB FSB, Viktor Voronin, called the “gray cardinal” of the TFR General Vasily Piskarev and asked him to influence, on his line, the “rounding” of the criminal case against Zarubina-Avakyan. Voronin’s refusal caused Piskarev to panic and anger, as well as a desire to take revenge by initiating an intrigue already inside the FSB in order to compromise the officers of the Federal Security Service and the Federal Security Service, and thus save himself from the St. Petersburg investigation and from St. Petersburg street. What should Avakyan have come up with when he learned that the FSB general refused the SKR general? Yes, he decided to go to the FSB USB. A month after Voronin's refusal, in November 2015 Avakyan turned through a friend to the FSB USB and told the story that he, an honest anti-corruption fighter, was being pursued by an officer organized crime group conventionally designated by him as Smolyarchuk-Uvarov-Voronin. The CSS could not refuse a person with such connections, relatives, and such a rich imagination, especially since two of the three named surnames were rather high-ranking officers of the FSB of the Russian Federation. One of them, Colonel Vadim Uvarov, was then the head of the department, who was in charge of Russia's customs in the SEB FSB.

The matter remained small: it was necessary to verify the information of Avakyan and Sergeyev, fix any negotiations, and then fix the composition of bribery - that is, transfer money under control of the operatives to any of this “gang” of security forces. According to Avakyan’s information, the gang of security officials had to get through an active participant in the Vyborg smuggling cover scheme - a former employee of the FCS representative in Finland Vladislav Naumov, who in the criminal scheme was given the role of controlling information about the goods sent from Finnish customs to the FCS. Naumov, at the suggestion of Sergeyev and Avakyan and under the control of FSB FSB operatives, tried to reach his former colleague in the FCS Smolyarchuk in various ways, but unfortunately for Avakyan, they could not organize a meeting or just a conversation with Smolyarchuk Naumov, Sergeyev and Avakyan, otherwise if a bag of money just left next to Smolyarchuk’s chair could send the latter to places not so distant for about 10 years.

After other partners in the smuggling channel Zarubin-Avakyan got involved in the development of the FCS FCU, namely Lapshin, the former head of the anti-corruption SEC of SZTU and Nikolayenko, the former deputy law enforcement officer of the Vyborg customs, the ground caught fire under his feet Avakyan. And soon, despite the appeal to the FSB USB, he was detained in Moscow. Probably, the FSB USB officers figured out this story on time or it was originally their operational game with the schemer Avakyan, but the special mobile phone issued to him by the FSB USB for operational communications did not expressly answer calls during his detention. The court placed Avakyan under house arrest. As it was later established by the investigators, friend of the father-in-law Avakyan, the Deputy Prosecutor General of Russia Karapetyan, managed to ensure the state of incredible humanity for the prosecutor’s Avakyan when considering the request of the investigation to arrest him with the detention in the pre-trial detention center. After that, Boris did not wait for the appeal and disappeared, having fled to Armenia through friendly Ukraine. Already in the historical homeland, Avakyan changed his surname to Avagyan, quickly divorced his wife, who was no longer needed, the daughter of a former prosecutor of St. Petersburg, who initially started his dizzying career. This fast divorce also characterizes it in a certain way. After that, Avakyan made many of the most diverse attempts to find application: he tried to come into local Armenian politics and even participate in a peaceful orange coup. He boasted that he allegedly initiated the arrest of the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Armenia. He tried to lead the smuggling of Turkish goods through the Yerevan airport to Moscow, to take control of the scheme of illegal import of sanctioned food into Russia through fictitious processing in Armenia. But failure awaited him everywhere. Either the customs at the Upper Lars MAPP in North Ossetia does not allow “cheese from Boris”, then the police arrest the clothes in Sheremetyevo and Domodedovo. Avakyan-Avagyan is not lucky anywhere yet, and the money transferred monthly to the Armenian office of Interpol to resolve the issue of his freedom has a peculiarity to run out.

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