Askanaz Mravyan

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Askanaz Mravyan
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia SSR
Preceded by Alexander Bekzadian
Succeeded by Sahak Karapetyan
Personal details
Born (1885-12-21)December 21, 1885
Elizavetpol
Died October 23, 1929(1929-10-23) (aged 43)
Yerevan
Occupation statesman and political activist

Askanaz Mravyan (Armenian: Ասքանած Արտեմի Մռավյան, 21 December (O.T.) 1885 in Elizavetpol – 23 October 1929 in Yerevan) was an Armenian statesman and political activist, one of the leaders of Soviet Armenia.

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He studied at Saint-Petersburg Psycho-neurological Institute. Since 1905, Mravyan was a communist activist in Yerevan, Tbilisi, Baku and Saint-Petersburg.

In 1915-17, he edited «Paykar» (arm.- Struggle) and «Banvori kriv» (Worker's battle) newspapers. In 1918 Mravyan became the secretary of Caucasian regional committee of Bolshevik party, and was the editor of «Caucasian Pravda».

In 1920-22, he participated in the Revolutionary Committee of Armenia, then as the secretary of Central Committee of Communist (Bolshevik) party of Armenia he ruled Soviet Armenia. Since 1923 he was the minister of education, he was the editor of «Sovetakan Hayastan» (Soviet Armenia) newspaper.

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