- Shahen Meghrian
Shahen Zinavori Meghrian ("Shahumiani Ardziv", "Eagle of Shahumian" [ [http://new.aravot.am/am/news/19413/view Shahen Meghrian // Aravot Daily, 17.04.2008] ] ,
January 2, 1952, Gulistan, Azerbaijan SSR– April 17, 1993, ibid.) was an Armenian military commander and political activist, National Hero of Armenia[ [http://www.relations-internationales.net/la_crise_du_haut_karabakh.htm La crise du Haut Karabakh, une citadelle assiégée ? François Thual, enjeux stratégiques, 2002] ] .
Meghrian was born in a traditional and well-known Armenian family of Gulistan village. He finished the local school of Gulistan, then continued his education at
Yerevan State University. After graduation Meghrian became the chief economist of manufacturing and production in the Shahumian region. In 1988 he formed the first Defense brigade of Shahumian. In 1990 Meghrian successfully leaded the Battle of Manashid. [ [http://new.aravot.am/am/news/19413/view Shahen Meghrian // Aravot Daily, 17.04.2008] ] In the summer of 1991 he became the commander of the Shahumian defense forces. Since December 28, 1991 he was also a member of the Nagorno-Karabakh RepublicNational Assembly.After the forced deportations of the population of Shahumian region of NKR Meghrian had a speech that ended with words: "Shahumian is occupied, but isnt won"! [ [http://new.aravot.am/am/news/19413/view Shahen Meghrian // Aravot Daily, 17.04.2008] ]
* [http://www.janfedayi.com/Shahen/index.html Biography]
* [http://www.armenianhistory.info/meghrian.htm Shahen Meghryan]
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