Shahen Meghrian

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Shahen Meghrian
Shahen Meghryan's Plaque, Yerevan (1).jpg
Shahen Meghryan's Plaque in Yerevan
Nickname(s) Eagle of Shahumian
Born (1952-01-02)January 2, 1952
Gulistan, Nagorno-Karabakh
Died April 17, 1993(1993-04-17) (aged 41)
Allegiance Armenia Armenia
Battles/wars Nagorno-Karabakh War
Awards Hero of Artsakh

Shahen Zinavori Meghrian (Armenian: Շահեն Զինավորի Մեղրյան; 2 January 1952 – 17 April 1993) was an Armenian military commander and political activist.[1] He was known as the Eagle of Shahumian (Armenian: Շահումյանի արծիվ, Shahumiani Ardziv).[2]


Meghrian was born in a traditional and well-known Armenian family of Gulistan village. He finished the local school of Gulistan, then continued his education at Yerevan State University. After graduation Meghrian became the chief economist of manufacturing and production in the Shahumian region. In 1988 he formed the first Defense brigade of Shahumian. In 1990 Meghrian successfully led the Battle of Manashid.[2] In the summer of 1991 he became the commander of the Shahumian defense forces. Since December 28, 1991 he was also a member of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic National Assembly. After the forced deportations of the population of Shahumian region of NKR Meghrian had a speech that ended with words: "Shahumian is occupied, but isn't won"![2]


  1. ^ La crise du Haut Karabakh, une citadelle assiégée ? François Thual, enjeux stratégiques, 2002
  2. ^ a b c Shahen Meghrian // Aravot Daily, 17.04.2008

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