Eduard Oganessian–the executive director of the Hai Tahd office in Armenia and the director of the Munich Institute for Armenian Research (Institut fur Armen’sche Fragen)–died on Thursday at the age of 72.
Born in Yerevan–Oganessian eventually left for Moscow–then Leningrad–where he earned his PhD in 1964.
He served as the director of Radio Liberty’s Armenian division from 1984 to 1993.
He had great input in the production of the three volume The Armenian Genocide: Documentation–published by the Munich Institute for Armenian Research–and was overseeing preparation on the fourth–at the time of his death.
He published many works on the Armenian Genocide and the Armenian Case. His latest book "Issues Surrounding the Armenian Case–and Possible Solutions," was published in 2003.