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Vazgen Sargsyan

Personal data
Date of birthMarch 5, 1959 , March 5, 1959
Place of birthArarat, Armenian SSR, Soviet Union (Now Ararat, Armenia)
Date of deathOctober 27, 1999 (age 40) , October 27, 1999(age 0)
Place of deathArmenian parliament, Yerevan, Armenia
NationalityArmenian
Political partyRepublican Party
7th Prime Minister of Armenia
In office11 June 1999 - 27 October 1999
Succeeded byAram Sargsyan
Preceded byArmen Darbinyan

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Vazgen Sargsyan ( , March 5, 1959 October 27, 1999; also written Vasgen Sarkisyan, Sarkissian or Sarkisyan) was Prime Minister of Armenia for the Republican Party of Armenia from June 11, 1999 to October 27, 1999 until his assassination in what is known as the Armenian parliament shooting. He was well-known as a military leader, the first Minister of Defense of Armenia, awarded by Artsakh hero and National Hero of Armenia (posthumously) titles. In 1992 he organized and led the "Mahaparts" special battalion.


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