Lyudmila Ter-Petrosyan, née Pleskovskaya (Russian: Людмила Фроимовна Тер-Петросян; Armenian: Լյուդմիլա Տեր-Պետրոսյան, born December 20, 1948 in Saint Petersburg) was the first First Lady of Armenia from 1991 to 1998, wife of the President of Armenia, Levon Ter-Petrosyan. She is the founder (1994) and leader of All-Armenian Women Union, a non-governmental organization working to protect the rights of women and children.
|First Lady of Armenia|
11 November 1991 – 3 February 1998
|Preceded by||Post created|
|Succeeded by||Bella Kocharyan|
Lyudmila Froimi Pleskovskaya
20 December 1948
Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Lyudmila Ter-Petrossian was born in Leningrad, USSR. Her father was an army officer who fought in World War II and her mother was a doctor who took part in the defense of Leningrad. She graduated from the Department of Germanistics of the Leningrad State University. In 1972 she married to Levon Ter-Petrossian, then a young post-graduate student, and moved to Yerevan. During the 20 years she worked at Armenian State Radio as a journalist and editor. Since the 1990s she became a public activist, working for the children's rights and supporting disabled children in Armenia. For her public activities in 1995 she was awarded by a medal from UNICEF. In 1996, at the initiative of Ter-Petrossian and the All Armenian Women’s Union, the National Assembly of Armenia was one of the first among the post-USSR republics of to adopt a law on the rights of children. In 1997, the Developmental Services for Armenia (DSA) organization was established in Los Angeles by the initiative of Lyudmila Ter-Petrossian.
Ter-Petrossian was an honorary participant of different International conferences organized by Hillary Clinton, Rosalynn Carter, Anne-Aymone Giscard d'Estaing and others. She organized 4 International Women Conferences (1994, 2005, 2006, 2007) in Armenia. In 2006, she established an informal club for the women of the South Caucasus.
She has one son, David Ter-Petrossian, and three grandchildren.