Vahram Balayan

Vahram Balayan

  • Member of Parliament, Republic of Mountainous Karabakh (MKR)
  • Member of the ARF-Dashnaktsutyan Parliamentary faction in MKR
  • Member of the MKR Parliamentary Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • Vahram Balayan was born in 1962 in the village of Kish in the region of Martuni of Mountainous Karabakh. He graduated from the history department of Stepanakert’s Pedagogical Institute in 1983.

    1983-1985: He was a history teacher at the secondary school in Kish.

    1988: Completed his master’s degree at Yerevan’s Khatchatur Abovyan’s State Pedagogical Institute.

    1989: Defended his doctoral thesis at the Armenian SSR’s Academy of Arts and Sciences, upon which he was granted the title PhD of History.

    1989: He began to lecture at the Kirovakan (Now Vanadzor) Pedagogical Institute’s Stepanakert campus as a history professor.

    1992-2009: Head of the faculty of history at the MKR State University.

    2000-2005: Member of the MKR parliament, member of the MKR Parliamentary Standing Committee for Foreign Relations, member of the ARF-D parliamentary faction.

    2008: From August, took on the responsibilities of pro-rector at MKR State University’s scientific research arm.

    Vahram Balayan is a member of the Prime Minister of MKR’s commission on science and latest technologies.

    He is the author of five studies, dozens of academic articles and co-author of three books.

    On May 23, 2010 he was elected to the MKR parliament on the ARF-D party’s proportional list.

    He is a member of the MKR Parliamentary Standing Committee on Foreign Relations.

    He is a member of the ARF-D.

    He has been awarded the MKR “Appreciation” medal. He has been twice awarded the MKR government’s Yeghishe prize.

    He is married and has two children.