President of the Association of Film Critics and Cinema Journalists

Date and Place of Birth:January 1,1961, Yeysk, Russia


1982-1987 USSR State Institute of Cinematography (Moscow); Department of Film Studies; film critic


1996-present president of the Association of Film Critics and Cinema Journalists, Armenian section of the International Federation of Cinema Press (FIPRESSI)

1994-1996 commentator of “Respublika Armenia” newspaper

1991-1994 head of department of culture of “Respublika Armenia” newspaper

1987-1991 head of department of culture of “Komsomolets“/“Epokha“ newspaper

1983-1987 correspondent of “Komsomolets“ newspaper

1980-1983 free-lance correspondent of “Komsomolets“

Membership in Journalistic Associations and Their Governing Bodies:

Since 1986 Journalists Union of Armenia

Since 1995 Yerevan Press Club, member of YPC Council since 2002

Since 1997 International Federation of Cinematographers

Publications: “Komsomolets”, “Sovetskaya Kultura”, “Communist”, “Arvest” (magazine), “Film”, “Respublika Armenia”, “Hayastani Hanrapetutiun”, “Avangard”, “Epokha”, “VARIETY International Film Guide” (England)

2000 “Armenian Cinema:1924-1999” catalog – in co-authorship

Hobbies: music

Languages: Armenian, Russian, English

Marital Status: married, has two children

Contact Information:

apt. 41, 3/3, Isahakyan district, Avan, Yerevan, Armenia

Tel. (374 10) 62 00 33 (home), (374 10) 56 44 84 (office)

Е-mail: [email protected]

Web site: www.arvest.am