VARDANYAN Aghvan

Bureau Member of ARF “Dashnaktsutiun”

Date and Place of Birth: October 7, 1958, Temur, Nakhichevan

Education/ Major:

1977-1982 Yerevan State University; Philology Department; philologist

Career:

2008-present Bureau member of Armenian Revolutionary Federation “Dashnaktsutiun”

2003-2008 (June) RA Minister of Labour and Social Issues

2001-2003 head of Armenian Revolutionary Federation “Dashnaktsutyun” (ARFD) faction at the RA National Assembly

1996-1999 chief editor of “Yerevan” information center

1994-1996 editor of “Droshak” newspaper (Athens)

1993-1994 correspondent of Radio Liberty

1991-1993 chief editor of “Yerkir” newspaper (circulation – 53,000)

1990-1993 secretary of Writers Union of Armenia

1989-1990 correspondent of “Hayk” newspaper

1988-1989 writer of “Garun” and “Ashkhar” magazines

1982-1987 executive secretary of “Yerevani Hamalsaran” newspaper

Memberships in Journalistic Associations and Their Governing Bodies:

Since 1992 Journalists Union of Armenia

Since 1987 Writers Union of Armenia

Membership in Parties and Their Governing Bodies:

Since 1990 member of Armenian Revolutionary Federation “Dashnaktsutiun” (ARFD)

Membership in Elective State Administration Bodies:

1998 head of press-service of the RA presidency candidate Robert Kocharian’s campaign staff

1999-2003 deputy of RA National Assembly

2003 candidate for RA National Assembly seat

Prizes/Awards:

1989 prize of Young Communist Union of Armenia (poetry)

Publications: “Grakan Tert”, “Garun”, “Hayastani Hanrapetutiun”, “Iravunk”, “Azg”, “Aravot”, “Yerkir”, “Hayots Ashkhar”, “Asparez” (USA), “Hayrenik” (USA), “Horizon” (Canada), “Azat Or” (Athens), “Azdak” (Lebanon)

1986 collected poems “Kare seghan”

Hobbies: sports (chess)

Languages: Armenian, Russian, English

Marital Status: married with two children

Contact Information:

Tel. (374 10) 52 18 90 (office)