Askanaz Mravyan (Armenian: Ասքանած Արտեմի Մռավյան, 21 December (O.T.) 1885 in Elizavetpol – 23 October 1929 in Yerevan) was an Armenian statesman and political activist, one of the leaders of Soviet Armenia.
|Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia SSR|
|Preceded by||Alexander Bekzadian|
|Succeeded by||Sahak Karapetyan|
|Born||December 21, 1885|
Elizavetpol, Russian Empire
|Died||October 23, 1929 (aged 43)|
Yerevan, Transcaucasian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Occupation||statesman and political activist|
In 1915–17, he edited «Paykar» (arm.- Struggle) and «Banvori kriv» (Worker's battle) newspapers. In 1918 Mravyan became the secretary of Caucasian regional committee of Bolshevik party, and was the editor of «Caucasian Pravda».
In 1920–22, he participated in the Revolutionary Committee of Armenia, then as the secretary of Central Committee of Communist (Bolshevik) party of Armenia he ruled Soviet Armenia. Since 1923 he was the minister of education, he was the editor of «Sovetakan Hayastan» (Soviet Armenia) newspaper.
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