Movses Gorgisyan

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Moses Gorgisyan (Armenian: Մովսէս Գորգիսեան; 1961–1990) led nationalist demonstrations in Yerevan which led to him being jailed in 1988.[1] He posthumously received the highest title in Armenia, the National Hero of Armenia award. He also was an editor of the Armenian edition of Glasnost magazine. He was an independence advocate who raised the “tricolor” (present-day flag of independent Armenia) for the first time during Soviet time in today’s “Freedom Square” in Yerevan.

He was killed during a battle with Azerbaidjan nationalist forces who were attacking Armenia from Naxijevan.


  1. Armenians End Strike as Local Party Chiefs Back Enclave Demand, Los Angeles Times
  2. The Persecution of Human Rights Monitors: December 1989 to December 1990: a ... - Page 203 by Human Rights Watch