Swiss Ambassador to Armenia Lukas Gasser: Switzerland will try to contribute to a peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict without questioning the established formats such as the OSCE Minsk process
by Tatevik Shahunyan
Honored Artist of Armenia, People's Artist of the USSR, honored Citizen of Yerevan Sos Sargsyan passed away at the age of 84 overnight.
Sos Sargsyan was born in on 24 October 1929. Outstanding actor Sos Sargsyan played a wide range of roles throughout his carrier: 1961 - Guys from the Army Band as Artashes, 1967 - Triangle as varpet Mkrtich, and many others. Besides Armenian films he has starred in a number of Russian films, most notable of which is Solaris (1972), directed by Andrei Tarkovsky.
He moved to Yerevan in 1948 and started to perform at the Theater of the Young Spectator. He graduated from the Fine Arts and Theater Institute in 1954 as an actor. Between 1954 and 1991 he performed at the Sundukyan State Academic Theatre of Yerevan. In October 1991, a month after Armenia's independence from the Soviet Union, Sargsyan took part in the first presidential election in independent Armenia. He was nominated by the Armenian Revolutionary Federation.
In 1991 he established the Hamazgayin (Pan-National) Theater, which he headed until his death. From 1997 to 2006 he was the rector of the Yerevan Cinema and Theatre Institute. Sargsyan passed away on September 26, 2013 in Yerevan.