YEREVAN (Armenpress/RFE/RL)–Armenian president Robert Kocharian appointed on Tuesday the director of Armenia’s oldest and largest film company–Gevork Gevorkian–as the new culture minister.
Gevork Gevorkian was born in 1948. He is a graduate of Yerevan Polytechnic Institute. A mechanical engineer by training–Georkian has run the ArmenFilm studio for the past 14 years and had previously worked there as a production manager.
He is not affiliated with any political party–but was nominated by Orinats Yerkir party.