Former Prime Ministers

Robert Kocharyan


Curriculum Vitae

Date and Place of Birth
1954, August 31, Stepanakert, NKR

1982 graduated from Electro-Technical Department of Yerevan State Polytechnic Institute.

Career Experience
1971 he started his career at Stepanakert Electro-Technical Factory - started as a turner, later promoted to the post of mechanical engineer.
From 1980 occupied various posts in Nagorno Karabakh Komsomol and Communist organs.
In 1989 and 1990 he was elected deputy of Armenia's Supreme Council and member of the Presidium of the Supreme Council.
1991 elected as a member of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic's Supreme Council (Parliament) of the first convocation.
From February 1988, Kocharian was one of the political leaders of the Artsakh National-Liberation Movement. He was member of the Krunk organization. After the organization was dissolved, he founded and headed the Miatsum [Unification] organization. Robert Kocharyan was one of the first to assume the responsibility of forming Nagorno Karabakh's security and defense system.
From August 15, 1992 till December 24, 1994 Robert Kocharian became Chairman of the State Defense Committee of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic and Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers.

Other Information
1972-1974 served in the ranks of the Soviet Army.
He is fluent in Russian and English.
Robert Kocharyan is holder of the orders “ Golden Eagle” and “Hero of Artsakh”.

Personal Status
Married, with three children.