Public Official and Former “Azadamard” Editor Mousegh Mikaelian Passes Away

YEREVAN (ARF Bureau Press Office)–The distinguished career of Mousegh Mikaelian came to an end on Monday–November 23–when the accomplished official passed away in the capital city of Yerevan.

Born in the Talin region of Zovasar in 1948–Mikaelian graduated from the "Sasnashen" school and shortly after gained entry into Yerevan State University’s Philology Department.

Having served as a staff member of several publications–including "Karoun,"Avantgard," and "Sovetagan Hayastan," Mikaelian moved on to establish the weeklies "Ourpat," and "Azadamard," and the monthlies "Varoujan,"Midk,"Zankag," and "Asbarez." During his prolific career–Mikaelian also authored four books.

He joined the Armenian Revolutionary federation in 1989–and served as the editor-in-chief of the party’s official publications "Azadamard" (1991-94)–and "Yerkir" (1998-99).

In 1999–he was elected to Armenia’s parliament and served as a member until 2003–when he was appointed as the country’s Deputy Minister of Education and Sciences.

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