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Resting place  Kuntsevo Cemetery
Role  Film director
Name  Edmond Keosayan
Years active  1964—1988

Full Name  Edmond Gareginovich Keosayan
Born  9 October 1936 (1936-10-09) Gyumri, Armenia, USSR
Died  April 21, 1994, Moscow, Russia
Spouse  Laura Gevorkyan (m. ?–1994)
Children  Tigran Keosayan, David Keosayan
Grandchildren  Laura Keosayan, Alexandra Keosayan, Ksenia Keosayan
Movies  The Elusive Avengers, The New Adventures of the Elu, The Crown of the Russian, The Cook, Oriole Is Crying Somewhere
Similar People  Viktor Kosykh, Tigran Keosayan, Misha Metyolkin, Vasya Vasilyev, Pavel Blyakhin

Occupation  Director, Screenwriter


Edmond Gareginovich Keosayan (Armenian: Էդմոնդ Քյոսայան; Russian: Эдмонд Гарегинович Кеосаян; 9 October 1936 – 21 April 1994) was an Armenian Soviet film director and musician.


  • 1952-54 - worked in Yerevan watch factory. 1954-56 - studied in Plekhanov Moscow Institute of Economy.
  • 1956-58 - studied in Yerevan Fine Arts and Theatre Institute, worked as a compere.
  • 1964 - graduated from the Directing Department of VGIK (E.Dzigan's master class).
  • Since 1964 - director at Mosfilm Studio. Occasionally worked at Armenfilm Studio.
  • He was also a compere of the Soviet State Variety Orchestra. His films are mainly in the Armenian and Russian languages.


  • 1964: Why are you quiet Maxim? (Gde ty teper, Maxim?)
  • 1966: The Elusive Avengers (Neulovimye mstiteli/Неуловимые мстители)
  • 1968: The New Adventures of the Elusive Avengers (Novye priklyucheniya nuelovimykh/Новые приключения неуловимых)
  • 1971: The Crown of the Russian Empire or Once again the Elusive Avengers (Korona Rossiyskoy imperi, ili snova neulovimykh
  • 1973: Tghamardik (Russian: Muzhchiny, English The Men)
  • 1975: Moratsvatz heqiatneri kirtche (Russian: Ushchele pokinutykh skazok, English: The Canyon of Deserted Tales)
  • 1975: When September comes (Kogda nastupayet sentyabr)
  • 1978: Huso Astgh (Star of Hope, Russian: Zvezda nadezhdy, alternative Armenian title: Mkhitar sparapet)
  • 1980: Legend tzaghratzui masin (Russian: Legenda o skomorokhe, English: Legend of the Clown)
  • 1982: Gde-to plachet ivolga (The Oriole Is Crying Somewhere)
  • 1988: Vozneseniye (The Ascent)
  • Edmond Keosayan Award

    Edmond Keosayan Award for Excellence in Cardiology has been awarded since 2001 to outstanding young investigators who made high quality scientific research in either clinical or fundamental cardiology, during Young Medics International Conference, organized biannually in Yerevan by Armenian Medical Association. The winner for each category receives $2,000 from the Edmond Keosayan Foundation. The award was first awarded in 2008 during 4th YMIC, the money being shared between two candidates. The award was established by Tigran Keosayan as an expression of respect for lifelong friendship between Edmond Keosayan and Parounak Zelveian, his cardiologist and now the president of Armenian Medical Association.


    Edmond Keosayan Wikipedia