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Avetis Nazarbek (Nazarbekean)

Russian: Аветис Вартанович Назарбек (Назарбекян)
Also Known As: "Letitia MacColl Elton", "Awetis Nazarbekean", "Mrs Oliver Elton"
Birthplace: Tabriz, Qajar Iran
Death: 1939 (72-73)
Москва, СССР
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Son of unknown Nazarbekian and unknown Melikazarian
Ex-husband of Mariam Nazarbekian
Father of Private and Private

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Avetis Nazarbekian

Avetis Nazarbekian (Armenian: Ավետիս Վարդանի Նազարբեկյան, 1866, Tabriz – 1939, Moscow), also known as Nazarbek or Lerents, was an Armenian poet, journalist, political activist and revolutionary, one of the founders of Social Democrat Hunchakian Party.


Nazarbekian was born in Tabriz, Qajar Iran, but had lived in Imperial Russia since his childhood. He studied at the St. Petersburg and Paris (Sorbonne) Universities. In the mid-1880s he contributed to the Mkrtich Portukalian's Armenia revolutionary journal, also established close contactes with Russian socialist Georgi Plekhanov and Emancipation of Labour group. In 1887 Nazarbek, his future wife Mariam Vardanian and their Russian-Armenian friends founded the Hunchakian party and Hunchak newspaper. Nazarbek translated several works of Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels and Plekhanov. He talked to Lenin and Shahumyan about the Armenian question. In 1923 he moved from Paris to the United States, joined the US Communist (Workers) Party. In 1934 he returned to the Soviet Union.


Through the Storm, London, 1899 (in Armenian) Poems, Saint Petersburg, 1890 Poems, Saint Petersburg, 1890 The Story of Sir Francis Drake, 1906 The Story of Iceland, 1887 Through the Storm: Pictures of Life in Armenia, J. Murray, 1899

Об Аветисе Вартановиче Назарбеке (русский)

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Avetis Nazarbek's Timeline

Qajar Iran
Age 73