April 18, 1958 – May 19, 2009

Place of Birth: Yerevan, Armenia


1975-1978 Yerevan State University; Department of Philology; philologist

1978-1981 Moscow State University after Lomonosov; Department of Journalism; journalist


2008 May 19, 2009 executive editor of “Zhamanak Yerevan” daily

2002-2003 chief editor of “Orran” newspaper

2000-2002 chief editor of “Hayatsk Yerevanits” magazine

1995-1996 deputy minister of information, director of Center for Promotion and Information of Economic Reforms at the RA Government

1990-1997 chief editor of “Hayastani Hanrapetutiun“ newspaper

1987-1990 deputy chief editor of “Avangard” newspaper

1983-1987 instructor of Central Committee of Young Communist Union of Armenia

1982-1983 correspondent of “Avangard“ newspaper

1981-1982 correspondent of “Yerevani Hamalsaran“ newspaper

Membership in Elective State Administration Bodies:

1990-1995 deputy of the RA Supreme Soviet

1995-1999 deputy of the RA National Assembly


2007 Yerevan Press Club Annual Award – for creating manuals on journalism

Publications: “Avangard“, “Hayastani Hanrapetutiun“, “Aravot“, “Haikakan Zhamanak“, “Orran“, “Hayatsk Yerevanits“, “Garun“

2006 “Journalism: What, How, Why?” textbook (in Armenian language, Yerevan)

2006 “Journalism: What, How, Why? Original Texts” reader (in Armenian language, Yerevan)

Hobbies: literature, literary translation, sport

Languages: Armenian, Russian

Marital status: married, a son