Menua HovhannisyanTuesday, April 13, 2021
Menua Hovhannisyan (22 December 1985 – October 2020) was a participant in the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh war. In 2020 he was posthumously awarded the Hero of Artsakh military award.
Hovhannisyan went to the front as a volunteer. He died in early October 2020.
By the decree of the President of the Republic of Artsakh Arayik Harutyunyan, Menua Hovhannisyan has been posthumously awarded the title of Hero of Artsakh.
Menua came to Artsakh together with his friends in pursuit of his big dream — to defend his native land and ensure its persistent existence. I met him incidentally on the front. Our communication was short, just one day, but very impressive. His bold demeanor, bright and radiant thoughts immediately caught my attention. We even managed to talk about what to do after the victory. But our plans remained unfulfilled... The Homeland recognizes his feat on the battlefield. According to my decree, Menua Hovhannisyan was conferred the highest title of the "Hero of Artsakh".
— President of the Republic of Artsakh, Arayik Harutyunyan