Born on August 22, 1962 in the village of Gishi, Martouni region, NKR
1979 – Finished the secondary school of the village of Gishi
1983 - Graduated from the Faculty of History of Stepanakert Pedagogical Institute with honors
1983-1985 - Teacher of history in the secondary school of the village of Gishi
1985-1988 - Postgraduate student of the Yerevan State Pedagogical Institute after Abovyan
1989 - Started to work as a lecturer of history at the Stepanakert branch of the Kirovakan Pedagogical Institute
1992-2009 - Head of the Artsakh State University (ASU) Chair of History
1996-2013 - Directed the work of the ASU Armenian Studies Center created by him. Editor-in- chief of the ASU «Armenian Studies Magazine»
2008-2013 – ASU Vice-rector for Scientific Works
2000 - Elected deputy to the NKR National Assembly of the third convocation, Chair of the faction of ARF "Dashnaktsutyun"
2010 - Elected NKR National Assembly deputy of the fifth convocation
2014 - 2015 - Chair of the NKR NA Standing Committee on Budget, Financial and Economic Management
May 3, 2015 - Elected deputy to the NKR NA of the sixth convocation on the majoritarian system, electoral district No4 and ARF “Dashnaksutyun”
May 21, 2016 – Elected Vice-President of the Parliament
Member of the parliamentary faction "Dashnaktsutyun"
In the March 31, 2020 parliamentary elections was elected a deputy of the Republic of Artsakh National Assembly of the 7th convocation by the proportional list of the "Armenian Revolutionary Federation"
Since 1991 - member of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation "Dashnaktsutyun"
Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor
Author of 116 scientific publications
Married, has two children
In 2003 was awarded the Yeghishe State Prize for his book «History of Artsakh from Antiquity to the Present Day»
For trilingual (Armenian, Russian, English) documentary "Artsakh: at the crossroads of history" was again awarded the Yeghishe State Prize
For his contribution to the preparation and publication of the NKR Atlas awarded the "Gratitude" medal (NKR President Decree 78-A, 01.10.2009)
Awarded "Mesrop Mashtots" Order (Decree No. 13-A of the President of the Republic of Artsakh, 16.02.2018).