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Hakob Sanasaryan was born on 21 December, 1936 in Yeranos, Armenia, is a Former. Discover Hakob Sanasaryan's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 87 years old?

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Age 86 years old
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Born 21 December 1936
Birthday 21 December
Birthplace Yeranos, Armenia
Nationality Armenia

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In 2005, Sanasaryan and the Green Union campaigned against the Ararat Gold Extraction Enterprise (AGEE), a branch of the Canadian Sterlite Gold Limited Companya who wanted to build a gold factory near its Gegharkunik mine in Sotk, posing a severe danger to the nearby Lake Sevan. The factory in processing gold from ore, would require the heavy usage of toxic chemicals, including cyanide. Hakob Sanasaryan declared that the factory would be a disaster on the regional environment, and due to the proposed factory's nearness to the lake, the discussion itself anti-constitutional and therefore should not be held. With discussion in which the Deputy Minister of Trade and Economic Development Gagik Vardanyan was involved it was indeed confirmed under Armenian legislation, that it was unlawful to build a mining factory even within a radius of 50 kilometers of Lake Sevan.


Having received his elementary and secondary education in the village Yeranos, he moved to Yerevan in 1954 for a one-year vocational education in building construction, after which he worked as a construction worker. His interest in natural sciences eventually led him to Yerevan State University, where he graduated in Chemistry in 1964. After graduation he worked about three years in the L. A. Mnjoyan Institute of Fine Organic Chemistry of the Academy of Sciences of Armenian SSR as a junior scientist. In 1968 he was admitted to the Institute of Organic Chemistry of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR in Moscow, where he finished his PhD in biochemistry in 1974. Returning to Armenia he worked for one year in the newly formed Research Institute of Chemical Reagents and Highly Pure Chemical Substances and then moved to the Academy of Sciences of Armenian SSR, where he remained to 1989. Sanasaryan has a lengthy resume as a biochemist, with numerous scientific publications.


Hakob Sanasaryan (Armenian: Հակոբ Սանասարյան; born December 21, 1936, in Yeranos, Armenia) is a leading Armenian environmental activist, author and biochemist, the cofounder of the one of the first environmentalist groups in the former Soviet Union: Goyapahpanutyun (Armenian: Գոյապահպանություն meaning survival) in 1985. This group was later in 1989 coined in the press as the Greens Union of Armenia (GUA). Hakob Sanasaryan is to this day the president of the GUA.


Sanasaryans spent his childhood in a traditional village and in the natural environment of Yeranos, on the shore of Lake Sevan. As Sanasaryan recalls in his book: “Episodes of Armenian Ecologic Movement”, it was the thriving old tradition of nature worship in the village which shaped his love for nature: one had a deep respect for all living things. However, the situation was quite different for the Soviet State and in the big Soviet cities. For much of the history of the Soviet Union, the environment was an entity to conquer and to exploit. One of the most cruel examples of this in Armenia, was the policy towards Lake Sevan, one of the largest, and highest alpine lakes in the world. Beginning in the 1930s, the government of the Soviet Union started diverting Lake Sevan's waters to the Hrazdan River for irrigation in the Ararat Valley and for hydroelectric power generation. This Soviet plan was based on an idea that by decreasing the water surface area of the lake, water loss from evaporation will be reduced and hence water could be used for agricultural and hydroelectric purposes. This catastrophic policy led, over a span of forty years, to a decrease of the volume of the lake by forty percent and lowering of its level by roughly nineteen meters. However, thanks to contributions from prominent Soviet scientists, there later came an end to this situation. George Ter-Stepanian, an internationally recognized scientist in the field of soil mechanics and engineering geology, Professor and Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia and one of the pioneers of the environmental movement in Soviet Union, showed in 1956 the technical and scientific erroneousness of the Lake Sevan project and urged for rising and the recovery of the original water level of the lake. The young Sanasaryan and the experienced Ter-Stepanian were bound to meet each other in the Academy of Sciences in the late 70s. This friend-ship led to a successful campaign in 1985-1987: they brought a halt to the construction of a highly secretive underground dumpsite for radioac-tive waste near the Armenian Nuclear Power Station in the Ararat Valley, 30 km away from Armenia's capital city of Yerevan. This was mainly also thanks to the cooperation of a number of scientists in the Academy of Sci-ences of USSR: Academicians Boris Sergeyevich Sokolov, Nikolay Enikolopov (Enikolopyan), Tigran Sergeevitsj Hatsjatoerov, Abel Aganbegyan, Samvel Samvelovich Grigoryan, Levon Chailakhyan, Alexander Yanshin, Nikita Moiseyev, Valery Legasov, Nikolai Pavlovich Lavyorov, Aleksey Vladimirovich Yablokov and Evgenii Mikhailovich Sergeev.