Artur Mkrtchyan

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Artur Mkrtchyan
Արթուր Մկրտչյան
Artur Mkrtchyan 1993 stamp of Artsakh.jpg
Mkrtchyan on a 1993 stamp of Nagorno-Karabakh
Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic
In office
8 January 1992 – 14 April 1992
Prime MinisterOleg Yesayan
Preceded byLeonard Petrosyan
Succeeded byGeorgi Petrosian (acting)
Personal details
Born(1959-02-16)16 February 1959
Hadrut, Nagorno-Karabakh, Azerbaijan SSR, Soviet Union
Died14 April 1992(1992-04-14) (aged 33)
Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh
Political partyARF
Alma materYerevan State University

Artur Mkrtchyan (Armenian: Արթուր Մկրտչյան; 16 February 1959 – 14 April 1992) was the First Chairman of Supreme Council of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, elected on 7 January 1992.[1] He made an important contribution to reinforcing defensive capability of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, but was fatally shot under unclear circumstances in April 1992.


  1. ^ "Nagorno-Karabagh". University of Michigan-Dearborn. 2013. Archived from the original on 20 June 2010. Retrieved 20 October 2013. On January 8, 1992, Artur Mkrtchian was elected President and Oleg Yessaian as Prime Minister of Karabagh by Karabagh's Parliament. Note that this Presidency is not an independent office such as in the United States.