Bella Kocharyan

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Bella Kocharyan
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Bella Kocharyan in 2005
First Lady of Armenia
In role
9 April 1998 – 9 April 2008
President Robert Kocharyan
Preceded by Lyudmila Ter-Petrosyan
Succeeded by Rita Sargsyan
Personal details
Born (1954-01-31) 31 January 1954 (age 63)
Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast, Azerbaijani SSR, Soviet Union
Nationality Armenian
Spouse(s) Robert Kocharyan
Children Sedrak, Gayane, Levon
Religion Armenian Apostolic Church

Bella Kocharyan (Armenian: Բելլա Քոչարյան; born January 31, 1954 in Stepanakert is the wife of former Armenian President Robert Kocharyan and is the former First lady of Armenia.[1]

Kocharyan graduated the Yerevan Medical Institute's Sanitary-Hygienic Medicine Department in 1978. She worked first as a doctor-bacteriologist and then as a doctor-epidemiologist at the sanitary-epidemiological station in Nagorno-Karabakh. She also held the position of the deputy chief physician of the regional sanitary-epidemiological station and during her final years there (1991-1993) she headed a department at the station.

Currently, Mrs. Kocharyan is the Honorary President of the All-Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry and the Honorary President of the Armenian Branch of Vladimir Spivakov's international benevolent fund "Talented Children of Armenia."


  1. ^ "First Lady Bella Kocharyan and Mikhail Shvidkoy attend the "Armenia Sacra" exhibition". Public Radio of Armenia. 10 March 2007. Retrieved 3 January 2011.