22 Years Ago Today Artur Mkrtchyan Was Elected Artsakh’s First President

Arthur Mkrtchyan

On January 9, 1992 Artur Mkrtchyan was elected the first President of the Parliament of an independent Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.

Mkrtchyan, a member of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation, was able to transcend his experience on the battlefield into the governing a new country and on to the diplomatic arena.

His short time as leader of a free Artsakh, proved historic and his legacy still continues.

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  1. A.A. said:

    Armenia’s problems started when Artur Mkrtchyan allegedly shot himself cleaning his gun, and the people were either naive or indifferent to ask questions…

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