1886 – 1955
Who was Garegin Nzhdeh?
Garegin Ter-Harutyunyan better known by his nome de guerre Garegin Nzhdeh was an Armenian statesman and military strategist. As a member of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation, he was involved in national liberation struggle and revolutionary activities during the First Balkan War and World War I. Garegin Nzhdeh was one of the key political and military leaders of the First Republic of Armenia, and is widely admired as a charismatic national hero by Armenians.
In 1921, he instrumented the establishment of the Republic of Mountainous Armenia, an anti-Bolshevik state that became a key factor that led to the inclusion of the province of Syunik into Soviet Armenia.
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