Ambassador

H.E. Mr. Yuri VARDANYAN

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
of the Republic of Armenia to the Georgia 

Date and Place of Birth

June 13, 1956, Leninakan (Gyumri)

 

Higher Education

1974-1980 State Pedagogical Institute named after M. Nalbandyan

1984-1987 Yerevan Institute of National Economy

 

Working Experience

1985-1990 ASSR Supreme Soviet 10th and 11th convocation deputy

1986-1988 Head of Trade Unions’ Sport Association, Leninakan

1989-1991 Head of Trade Unions’ Republican Sport Association

1991-1993 Consultant-trainer of USA Weightlifting team

1994-1997 Physical training coach of “Chicago bulls” team, U.S. National

Basketball Association

1998-2002 President of Compatriot’s Union of Gyumri

2003-2008 President of the Union of Armenians of California (USA, LA)

2009-2013 Advisor to the President of the Republic of Armenia

2013-2014 Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs of the Republic of Armenia

On June 24, 2014 was appointed as the Ambassador Extraordinary and

Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia to Georgia according to RA

President Decree

 

 Awards and Titles

·         Professor of Yerevan Institute of Economy and Law

·         Honorary Professor of the Armenian State Institute of Physical

      Culture

·         Awarded by USSR “Lenin” and “Labour Red Flag” medals, RA

      “St. Mesrop Mashtots” medal and NKR “Mesrop Mashtots” medal

·         Honoured Master of Sports of the USSR

·         Holder of 43 World Records, 8 times European Champion and 9

      times World Champion, Olympic Games Champion in weightlifting

          

Languages

    Russian

     English

 

    1979-1983 Served in the Soviet Army

 

     Married, has three sons

 

 

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