BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 27. Russian billionaire of Armenian origin Ruben Vardanyan has been detained by Azerbaijani authorities, Trend reports.
Vardanyan, who previously held the "position" of the so-called "state minister" of the separatist regime in Karabakh, was detained on September 27 at the Lachin border checkpoint, while trying to escape from Azerbaijan's territory to Armenia.
He was detained by the Azerbaijani State Border Service.
He was brought to Baku accompanied by officers of the Rapid Response Force of the State Border Service.
Vardanyan was transferred to the relevant Azerbaijani authorities. The decision on him will be made at a later stage.