Lernik  Hovhannisyan


Minister of Culture , Youth Affairs and Tourism of AR

In office since

Curriculum Vitae

 Date and Place of Birth
July 24, 1973, AR Shushi region, village of Qarin tak.


1996 graduated from the faculty of history of Yerevan State University.
1997-2000 post-graduate study at Artsakh State University. 


Career Experience
From 1999 till today a lecturer in the department of history of Artsakh State University.
2013-2015 deputy minister of Culture, Youth Affairs and Tourism of AR.
On May 3, 2015 was elected a deputy of the 6th convocation of the NKR National Assembly at parliamentary elections, by the majoritarian electoral system from constituency No 10. He was a deputy chair of the NA Standing Committee on Defense and Security. A member of “Dashnaktsutyun” party. 
July 2, 2018 by the decree of Artsakh Republic President was appointed Minister of Culture, Youth Affairs and Tourism of AR.

Other information
Served in the 52nd battalion of Shushi Defense District of the NKR Defense Army, he participated in a number of military operations.
He is the author of about 10 scientific works and 8 maps.
Hosted  his own TV program “Our Country” on Artsakh Public Television.


 Party membership
Armenian Revolutionary Dashnaktsutyun.


Personal status
Married, has three children.