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Vazgen Sargsyan

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Biography of Vazgen Sargsyan

vazgen sargsyanVazgen Sargsyan was born 05.03. 1959, in Ararat, Armenia.On October 27, 1999 was killed in Armenian National Assembly’s session room and buried in Yerablur, military pantheon. Armenian politician and military.

 

1979 – graduated from Yerevan Sports Institute

1979 -1983 worked as sport teacher in his village’s school

1983 -1986 – was secretary of Ararat cement plant’s young communists organization

1986 -1989 – worked at Garun magazine’s editorial board

1990 -1992 – was paramilitary groups commander and the chairman of Armenian Supreme Council’s Security and Interior Affairs Standing Committee

1992 -1993 – was the first Armenian defense minister, presidential adviser on security and the president’s representative in the republic’s border regions

1993 -1995 – was the state minister

26.07.1995 – 25.05.1999 – was again appointed to the post of defense minister

1999, on June 11 – took up prime ministerial seat

1998 – was given Artsakh hero title and awarded with Golden Eagle order

1999 – was given Armenia’s Hero title (posthumous)

His role in Armenian army formation can’t be forgotten. His contribution to Armenia’s statehood building is very important as well. People gave him a name “sparapet” (chief commander).

In 2000 streets, schools in Armenia and Artsakh and the military institute and units were named after him.

Eric Bogosian

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Biography of Eric Bogosian (Actor)

Eric BogosianEric Bogosian was born April 24, 1953 and raised in Woburn, MA. He graduated from Oberlin College.

The author of the plays Talk Radio, subUrbia, and Griller, monologist Eric Bogosian also earned acclaim for his three Obie Award-winning one-man performances Drinking in America, Sex, Drugs, Rock Roll and Pounding Nails in the Floor with My Forehead. An actor whose work ranged from appearances in the Steven Seagal action thriller Under Siege 2 to the Woody Allen comedy Deconstructing Harry, Bogosian also dabbled in music, in 1986 collaborating with Frank Zappa on Blood on the Canvas.and raised in Woburn, MA. He graduated from Oberlin College. The author of the plays Talk Radio, subUrbia, and Griller, monologist Eric Bogosian also earned acclaim for his three Obie Award-winning one-man performances Drinking in America, Sex, Drugs, Rock Roll and Pounding Nails in the Floor with My Forehead. An actor whose work ranged from appearances in the Steven Seagal action thriller Under Siege 2 to the Woody Allen comedy Deconstructing Harry, Bogosian also dabbled in music, in 1986 collaborating with Frank Zappa on Blood on the Canvas.

Monte Melkonyan

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Biography of Monte Melkonyan

Monte MelkonyanMonte Melkonyan born in Visalia (November 25, 1957  was killed June 12, 1993), California and educated at Berkely, was a famed Armenian military commander in the Karabakh war. He is credited for major military victories against Azerbaijan from 1992-1993. Melkonian had no prior service record in any country’s army before being placed in command of an estimated 4,000 men in the war. He had built up his experience beginning from the late 1970s and 1980s where he fought against the various splintering factions in the Lebanese Civil War, against Israeli troops in the second Israeli invasion of Lebanon and was a member of ASALA.