Vice President of the Charitable Fund “The Vardanian Family”

Date and Place of Birth: November 29, 1948, Javakhk


1968-1973 Yerevan State University; Philology Department; Journalism section; journalist; honorable doctor of Louisiana University, USA


2004-present Vice President of the charitable fund “The Vardanian Family”

2003-2004 art director of “AR” TV Company

1996-2003 founder and chairman of “AR” TV company

1995-1999 RA National Assembly deputy

1990-1995 deputy to the RA Supreme Council, Chairman of the Standing Committee on Information, Press and Publications, the author of the RA Law “On Press and Other Media Outlets”

1986-1990 chief editor of “Garun” magazine

1982-1986 deputy chief editor of “Garun” magazine

1975-1982 head of publicist department of “Garun” magazine

1973-1975 writer of “Garun” magazine

1967-1968 teacher of Armenian language and literature in Goman village of Akhalkalaki district

Participation in Elective State Administration Bodies:

1995-1999 deputy of National Assembly of Armenia

1990-1995 deputy of Supreme Council of Armenia

2003 candidate for RA National Assembly seat


1978 laureate of prize of Young Communist Union

1980 laureate of prize after Nalbandian of the Writers Union of Armenia

Publications: “Stern” magazine (Germany), “Druzhba Narodov” (Moscow), “Yunost” (Moscow); “Literaturnaya Gazeta”, “Molodaya Gvardia” magazine, “Grakan Tert”, “Avangard”, “Azg”, “Haystani Hanrapetutiun”, “Munetik”, etc.

Author of 9 books: short stories “Country of Men” (1983, Moscow), “Lake Sagamo” (1978), “The Remaining Soil and the Leaving People” (1982), “0 o’clock” (1995), collected poems “Night Rose” (2001), etc.

Hobbies: poetry, skiing

Languages: Armenian, Russian, fair knowledge of German and Georgian

Marital Status: married with four children

Contact Information:

5a, Tumanian str., 375010 Yerevan, Armenia

Tel. (374 10) 52 38 86, 54 25 99 (office), (374 91) 40 68 13 (mob.)

Fax (374 10) 56 35 64