Armenians in Belarus
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The settlement of Armenians in Belarus in the 20th century was episodic, and due mainly to the needs of trade.
In Belarus, in 1999, according to the official census there was a population of 10,191 Armenians  - 0.1% of the population of the republic. Half of this population had settled in Belarus under the Soviet regime, when in the Soviet Union there were no boundaries, and specialists were often distributed or directed to other regions.
The Armenian community is characterized by high activity for the benefit of the state. Over the past decade, from among the Armenian diaspora came a large number of prominent scientific and creative intellectuals, government officials and business leaders.
The Chairman of the Armenian diaspora in Belarus is Eghiazaryan George Anushavanovich.
Many Armenians took part but the territory of Belarus in the establishment of Soviet power and the fighting in the Eastern Front of 1941-1945. Sons of the Armenian people fought valiantly for their country and many of them were awarded the highest awards. Suffice it to mention such names kok:
- Aleksandr Myasnikyan - one of the leaders of the struggle for Soviet power on the western front, the first chairman of the Central Election Commission of Belarus.
- Hamazasp Babadzhanian. Chief Marshal of Armored Forces. Hero of the Soviet Union.
- Gayk Bzhishkyan. The Soviet military leader, hero of the Civil War. Member of the liberation of Belarus.
- Ivan Yalibekov - one of the leaders of the struggle for Soviet power in Belarus.
- Hovhannes Bagramyan - Marshall, twice Hero of the Soviet Union, the commander of the 1st Baltic and 3rd Belorussian fronts.
- Sergey Sardarov. Colonel General of aviation. Commander of the 2 nd Army Air Defense separate. He lived and died in Minsk.
- Nvokyan Gozoros. Hero of the Soviet Union, made famous in battle during the liberation of Belarus from Nazi invaders.
Some streets of the city of Minsk, the hero is named after our compatriots who have left the heroic contributions to the history of Belarus - Myasnikov, Yalibekova, Gaya, Yavakyana. In the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic in 1989 there were 4,933 Armenians. The second wave of Armenian immigrants appeared in Belarus after the tragic events of 1988 in the Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenia and Azerbaijan, the 1988 Spitak earthquake and the dissolution of the Soviet Union. During the ten years from 1989 to 1999, the number of Armenians in Belarus doubled.