YEREVAN (armradio.am and PanArmenian.net) — Dr. Fadey Sargisian, an adviser to Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sargisian, died on January 10 at the age of 86.
Sargisian was chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Armenian SSR (1977-1989), parliamentarian (1995-1999) and had the rank of major general.
He graduated from the Leningrad Budyonov Military Academy (1946).
He researched in radio electronics, computer engineering and automatic control systems.
Sargisian held different leading positions in the Scientific Technical Committee of the Central Rocket Artillery Administration of the USSR Ministry of Defense (1946-1959), was director of Yerevan Scientific Research Institute of Mathematical Machines (1963-1977), chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Armenian SSR (1977-1989), Academician-secretary of the Division of physico-mathematical and technical sciences of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia (1989-1993) and President of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia (1993-2006).
Sargisian was born September 18, 1923 in Yerevan. He was a foreign member of the Russian, Georgian and Portuguese Academies of Sciences, Honorary Member of the International Academy of Engineering Sciences, the Ararat International Academy of Sciences, the Armenian Philosophical Academy, the International Academy of Sciences, Education, Industry and Arts, among others. He was double laureate of state award of the USSR, laureate of state award of the Ukrainian SSR. He has been honored with orders of Lenin, October Revolution, Red Banner of Labor (three times) and Saint Mesrop Mashtots and served as adviser to the prime minister of the Republic of Armenia since 2006.