But the celebrations marking 20th anniversary of the Armenian Armed Forces got underway on Friday, as President Serzh Sargsyan awarded medals and decorations to several participants of the Karabakh movement. Also, a number of military servicemen received officer’s ranks. Decorations and medals were awarded to over seventy men in arms, and more than one-hundred servicemen will receive the President’s medals and certificates at their military units.
Viktor Hamazasp Hambardzumyan (Վիկտոր Համբարձումյան) - Famous scientist, astronomer, astrophysicist and one of the founders of the field of theoretical astrophysics.
He was born on 18 September, 1908 in Tbilisi (in Armenian family) and died on August 12, 1996 in Byurakan.His father was the philologist and writer Hamazasp Asaturovich Hambardzumyan, the translator of Homer’s Iliad into Armenian.