October 25, 1943 – April 9, 2004

Place of Birth: Kirovabad, Azerbaijan


1961-1966 Yerevan State University; Department of Philology

1971-1974 Moscow State University; graduate school of Journalism Department; journalist


1992 – April 9, 2004 chief editor of “Urartu” weekly

1983-2002 special correspondent of “Sovetskaya Kultura”, “Moskovskie Novosti”, “Literaturnaya Gazeta”, “Obshaya Gazeta”,  “Novaya Gazeta” newspapers

1981-1983 correspondent of “Armenpress” news agency

1975-1981 head of department at “Communist” newspaper

1971-1974 graduate student at MSU, candidate of history

1969-1971 authorized representative of State TV and Radio Committee of Armenia

1969 staff member of “Yerkraban” newspaper


1977 “Gold Pen” of Journalists Union of Armenia

Publications: “Sovetskaya Kultura”, “Moskovskie Novosti”, “Literaturnaya gazeta”, “Trud”, “Obshaya gazeta”, “Novaya gazeta” (Moscow) –  personal section “Verdiana” and other media

1987 collected essays and interviews “Poste restante”; a number of Moscow and Armenian collections

Hobbies: chess

Languages: Armenian, Russian, French (fair)

Marital Status: married, two children