Tigran Arzakantsyan

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Tigran Arzakantsyan

Tigran Arzakantsyan was born on August 7, 1966 in Kamo (Gavar).

Mr. Arzakantsyan graduated from Kamo Veterinary College in 1984. He is a veteri­narian and an honorary Doctor of International Business.

From 1984-1986 he served in the Soviet Army. From 1986-1998 he was engaged in business in the Russian. From 1998-2003 he served as director of the "Great Valley" AC Ltd.

On May 25, 2003 he was elected as a deputy to the NA from the proportional list of the Republican Party of Armenia and he currently sits on the NA Standing Committee on Financial-Credit, Budgetary and Economic Affairs. He is a member of the Republican Party of Armenia and has no political party affiliation.

Mr. Arzakantsyan is divorced and has three children.

Armenian lawmaker shot in casino row in central Moscow

MOSCOW, September 26 (RIA Novosti) - An Armenian member of parliament was seriously wounded early Wednesday after being shot in the casino of the Metropol hotel in central Moscow, a spokesman for the Armenian embassy said.

Tigran Arzankantsyan, 41, is currently undergoing an operation in a Moscow hospital.

The preliminary reports say the assault occurred following a quarrel between several people, one of whom opened fire.

None of the hotel guests were injured. The assailant and his accomplice fled the scene.

An investigation is underway and a criminal case has been opened.

The Armenian lawmaker and businessman arrived in Moscow on a private trip, which was unconnected with the latest visit by Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sarkisyan to the Russian capital, the spokesman said.

On Tuesday Arzankantsyan met with Armenian students in Moscow as part of the country's governmental delegation to Russia.

The spokesman said the incident was not linked with Sarkisyan's meeting with his Russian counterpart on Tuesday for the first time since Viktor Zubkov's appointment.

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