Мay 24, 1936 – March 14, 2013

Place of Birth: Krasnoselsk, Armenia


1955-1960 Yerevan Pedagogic Institute; Department of History and Literature; higher literature courses at the Writers Union of USSR (Moscow)


1982 – March 14, 2013 chief editor of “Vozni” satiric magazine

1977-1981 secretary of the party committee of Writers Union of Armenia

1971-1976 chief editor of Armenian Radio

1967-1971 head of department at “Garun” magazine

1960-1965 head of department at “Avangard” newspaper

Membership in Journalistic Associations and Their Governing Bodies:

1958-2013 Writers Union of Armenia

1971-2013 Journalists Union of Armenia

Participation in Elective State Administration Bodies:

1990-1995 deputy of RA Supreme Council


1985 “Gold Pen” of the Journalists Union of Armenia

1986 state prize after Isahakian; “Honor Sign” order

2001 medal “Movses Khorenatsi”

Publications: in many media, including “Literaturnaya Gazeta”, “Komsomolskaya Pravda”; host of “Laughter House” program on the National/Public Television of Armenia

From 1958 till 2002 published over 40 books (including 4 collections in Moscow): “Hello, Friend”, “Be Happy”, “Third Meeting”, “Brother to Brother”

Hobbies: sport (football, swimming, love…)

Languages: Armenian, Russian

Marital Status: married, two children, two grandchildren