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Ashot Beglarian

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Nationality  Armenian
Role  Writer
Name  Ashot Beglarian

Children  3
Period  since 1987
Books  Karabakh Diary
Ashot Beglarian

Born  August 1, 1968 Stepanakert, Nagorno Karabakh Republic (NKR) (1968-08-01)
Occupation  writer, journalist and translator

Ashot Beglarian (Armenian: Աշոտ Բեգլարյան, born August 1, 1968 in the town of Stepanakert, the NKR) is an Armenian writer, journalist and translator.



Ashot Beglarian was born in 1968 in the town of Stepanakert. He is the son of poet Ernest Beglarian.

He graduated from the Yerevan State University, the Russian Language and Literature Department, receiving a degree in literature. He has had his works published since the 19-year age. He writes mainly in Russian.

Ashot Beglarian's short stories and essays were published in the literary, public-political editions and at online sites in Stepanakert and Yerevan, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don, Novocherkassk, Tomsk and other Russian cities, as well as in Abkhazia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Great Britain, Germany, Canada, the United States, and others.

Based on A. Beglarian's short story 'The House, which Fired', the first short feature film was shot in the NKR.

He is a professional journalist. In different periods, he worked as a correspondent for the Yerevan newspapers "Voice of Armenia" and "New Time", the Armenian News Agencies SNARK and "ArmInfo", the British Institute for War and Peace, the Russian Federal Agency REGNUM, Interfax Information Services Group, the magazine for the RF State Duma members "The Caucasus Expert", a series of Armenian magazines published in Russia, and others.

Between December 1998 and September 2013, he worked at the NKR Foreign Ministry. In October 2013, Ashot Beglarian was appointed Assistant to the NKR President.


In 2004, the publishing house 'Antares' in Yerean published the first collection of short stories and novels by Ashot Beglarian entitled 'Another’s Account', which included mainly works on the war topic; in 2007, the same publishing house published a collection of humorous, satirical and war stories entitled 'Slap', and in 2010 - a collection of novels and short stories entitled 'Star Boy'.
In 2011-2013, humorous and war stories, as well as translations by Ashot Beglarian were published in all the three issues of the 'South Caucasus' regional almanac published in the frameworks of a special project.
In 2013, the oldest Ukrainian public-political, literary and art magazine "Vsesvit" ('Universe') translated into Ukrainian and published as a special block Ashot Beglarian’s novels and short stories about the Karabakh War. In 2015 "Vsesvite" republished "Star Boy" and "Ordinary Heroes" novels.
In May 2014, he won the second regional competition after Vitaly Guzanov held in the Nizhny Novgorod region, in the nomination of the best journalistic material on the patriotic topic 'The Tragedy of the Time. Conflicts. People'.
He was awarded a diploma and a commemorative medal after Guzanov.
In 2014, the Slovak edition 'Revue Svetovej Literatury' ('The Review of the World Literature') published Ashot Beglarian's short story 'Santa Claus' translated into the Slovak language.
In 2014, the publishing house "Sona" in Stepanakert published a collection of new works by the writer entitled 'Ordinary Heroes'.
In 2015, the Canadian publishing house Altaspera (Toronto) published the collection 'War does not Ask Surnames', which included the author's novels and short stories of different periods. In 2015, the Moscow publishing house 'Tparan' published a collection of journalistic works and articles of the war years entitled 'Karabakh Diary' (the book was illustrated by Gagik Siravyan).
In 2015, the Armenian nationwide weekly paper "Vahan" ("Shield"), issued in Plovdiv in the Bulgarian language, published in his September issue the novel "Eagle" by Ashot Beglaryan.
In 2016, a fiction-documentary book by Ashot Beglaryan about a young and talented singer, Felix Karamyan, was published in Moscow.
Ashot Beglarian is a translator from Armenian into Russian and editor of dozens of books. He is a member of two World Festivals of Youth and Students – in Cuba (1997) and in Algeria (2001, head of the NKR delegation).
In 2017, Ashot Beglaryan’s story ‘Vivifying Laughter’ was published in the ‘Shadows of Being’ collection of works by Russian-speaking Armenian writers issued in Kiev.
In 2017, a German publishing house "Another solution" published Ashot Beglaryan's collection of novels and short stories, entitled "Thirst of Life".

Participation in the Karabakh War

Ashot Beglarian participated in the battles for the defense of the NKR borders; he was heavily wounded during the battles.

Membership in Organizations

  • Member of the NKR Union of Journalists
  • Member of the Stepanakert Press Club
  • Member of the 'South Caucasus' International Association
  • Member of the NKR League of Front Journalists
  • Member of the Union of Writers of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic
  • Member of the Union of Writers of the Republic of Armenia
  • Member of the Russian Union of Writers (2015)
  • Achievements and Awards

  • Medal ‘For Battle Merits’ (NKR) (2006)
  • Medal ‘For Battle Merits’ (RА) (2006)
  • Medal ‘Maternal Gratitude to the Heroic Sons of Artsakh’ (2007)
  • Special Diploma of the open Ukrainian competition 'Kamrad, Amigo, Shuravi' (March 2008)
  • Degree of Master of the Fund 'Great Pilgrim – to the Young People' for the second position at the literary competition organized by the noted Fund (2006).
  • Twice in 2011, he was the second prize winner at the competitions of the noted Fund
  • Nominal watch handed by the NKR Defense Minister (2010)
  • Jubilee Medal of the Russian Institute for Political and Social Studies of the Black Sea-Caspian region '20 Years of the Proclamation of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic' (2011)
  • Jubilee medal 'The 10th Anniversary of the NKR MFA' (2003)
  • Jubilee medal 'The 20th Anniversary of the NKR MFA' (2013)
  • Jubilee Medal of the Russian Institute for Political and Social Studies of the Black Sea-Caspian region '200 Years of the Gulistan Treaty' (2013)
  • Winner of the Nizhny Novgorod 2nd competition after V. Guzanov (2014)
  • A commemorative medal “Hero of the Soviet Union, Guard Lieutenant Aleksandr Demakov” of the All-Russian Public Organization “The Combat Brotherhood” (2015).
  • А jubilee medal “The 5th brigade, 20 years” and a certificate of honor of the “Erkrapah” volunteer union of the Republic of Armenia (2015).
  • Anniversary medal of the All-Russian Lermontov Committee dedicated to the 200th anniversary of M.Yu. Lermontov (2015)
  • Nominee of the Russian National Literary Prize "Writer of the Year" in 2015, 2016
  • Certificates and diplomas for the military, journalistic and literary activities, including by the NKR National Assembly, NKR Defense Ministry, RA Ministry of Diaspora and others.
  • Jubilee Medal 'The 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide' of the All-Russian Commission for the Coordination of the Events Dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide (2015)
  • In 2016, Ashot Beglaryan became the finalist for the V International Contest "Open Eurasia" in the category of "The Literary Work" (London).
  • Jubilee Medal "25 Years of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Armenia" (2017)
  • Videos

  • презентация книги Ашота Бегларяна "Карабахский дневник"
  • Ашот Бегларян
  • Ашот Бегларян - Затравленная птица
  • Ашот Бегларян: Абсурдно решать судьбу страны без его прямого участия
  • Азербайджанцы принимают в штыки мероприятия, проводимые НКР
  • References

    Ashot Beglarian Wikipedia