Vik Darchinyan

Vakhtang “Vic” Darchinyan (born 7 January 1976 in Vanadzor, Lori Province) is an Armenian professional boxer. He is a former two-weight world champion, having held the IBF flyweight title from 2004 to 2007, and the unified WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, and lineal super-flyweight titles between 2008 to 2010. Additionally, he has held a record four…

Stepan Zoryan

Stepan Yeghiayi Zoryan (September 15, 1889-October 14, 1967,) was born in Karakilisa and was a Soviet Armenian writer. Zoryan’s works are dedicated to the life of Armenian village, its social problems and sovietisation. He also pursued the goal of teaching Devine Truth to the poor and uneducated people abiding in dark villages. After the October…

Sos Sargsyan

Sos Sargsyan (24 October 1929 – 26 September 2013) was a prominent Armenian actor, director and writer. Sos Sargsyan was born in Stepanavan in northern Armenia. He moved to Yerevan in 1948 and started to perform at the Theater of the Young Spectator. He graduated from the Fine Arts and Theater Institute in 1954 as…

Shavarsh Karapetyan

Shavarsh (Vladimirovich) Karapetyan (born May 19, 1953) is a retired Armenian finswimmer, a World and European champion, best known for saving the lives of 20 people in a 1976 incident in Yerevan. Karapetyan was born on May 19, 1953 in Armenia’s third largest city of Kirovakan (now called Vanadzor), then part of the Soviet Union.…

Sayat-Nova

Sayat-Nova (Harutyun Sayadyan) was an Armenian poet, musician and ashugh, who had compositions in Armenian, Georgian, Azerbaijani, and Persian.The name Sayat-Nova means “King of Songs” in Persian. Sayat Nova was born in Tiflis in 1712. He was skilled in writing poetry, singing, and playing the kamancheh, Chonguri, Tambur. He performed in the court of King…

Hrant Matevosyan

Hrant Matevosyan (12 February 1935 – 19 December 2002) was an Armenian writer, script writer, an outstanding representative of contemporary Armenian fiction. Hrant Matevosyan was born in the village of Ahnidzor, Armenia’s Lori region. He studied in the village school then he continued his education in Pedagogical University of Kirovakan (now Vanadzor). In 1952 he…

Hovhannes Tumanyan

Hovhannes Tumanyan was an Armenian poet, writer, translator, literary and public activist. He is considered the national poet of Armenia. Tumanyan wrote poems, quatrains, ballads, novels, fables, critical and journalistic articles.His work was mostly written in realistic form, often centering on everyday life of his time. Born in 1869 in the historical village of Dsegh…

Anastas Mikoyan

Anastas Mikoyan was born in 1895 in Sanahin village and became a Bolshevik revolutionary in his early life. He was a strong Stalin supporter after Lenin’s death and held different important governmental posts including minister of Foreign Trade. He got an even more prominent role when Khrushchev came to power and was even considered the…