Armenian Serviceman for Russian Security Service Found Hanged

The 102nd Russian Military Base in Gyumri, Armenia (Source:
The 102nd Russian Military Base in Gyumri, Armenia (Source:

The 102nd Russian Military Base in Gyumri, Armenia (Source:

YEREVAN (RBC News)—A contract serviceman of the Russian Federal Security Service’s (FSB) Frontier Department in Armenia—an Armenian citizen—was found hanged in a village in the northern Shirak province in Armenia, according to RBC news agency.

An autopsy will be conducted, law enforcement has said.  RBC reports, citing the local media sources, that the serviceman hanged himself yesterday in the village of Gusaghyugh. The village administrator, Vasak Ghazaryan, said that he lived with his pregnant wife and parents. According to Ghazaryan, the man ran into debt that he was unable to repay.

This is not the first time such an incident has happened. In late February, 28-year-old Arthur Afyan, a contract serviceman of frontier troops in Armenia, went missing. He was found hanged in early March. Afyan was an Armenian citizen and served at the Russian military base in Gyumri.  Local sources reported that before his disappearance Afyan spoke to his wife about, “large debts.”  Russia’s FSB said at the time that Afyan’s disappearance could have been connected with his debt.


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