Armenian Communist Leader Dies

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–Sergey Badalian–the first Secretary of the Communist Party of Armenia Central Committee–deputy of the National Assembly of Armenia–died in Moscow on November 25. Cause of death has not yet been reported.

Sergey Grigori Badalian was born on July 4–1947 in Yerevan. In 1970 Badalian graduated from the Yerevan Polytechnic Institute receiving a diploma in electronic computers. In 1980 Badalian successfully defended his dissertation and received a degree in Physics and Mathematics. Badalian is the author and co-author of over 40 scientific works. He delivered lectures at Yerevan State University and also at the Yerevan State Engineering University. Was married–with two sons.

Badalian’s political life began in 1970 when he joined the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. In 1989 he was elected to the Bureau of the Yerevan City Committee of the Communist Party of Armenia–and a year later–to the Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Armenia.

In January 1991 he was elected First Secretary of the Yerevan City Committee of the Communist Party of Armenia–and in July of that year–Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Armenia–simultaneously performing City Committee duties.

In August 1994–at the 31st Congress of the Armenian Communists Badalian was unanimously elected First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Armenia;

In July 1995–Badalian was elected to the National Assembly of Armenia on the Communist Party’s slate and later became chairman of the Communist faction in the National Assembly.

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