Bella Kocharyan

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Bella Kocharyan in 2005

Bella Kocharyan (Armenian: Բելլա Քոչարյան; born January 31, 1954 in Stepanakert, Azerbaijani SSR is the wife of former Armenian President Robert Kocharyan and is the former first lady of Armenia.[1]

Kocharyan graduated the Yerevan Medical Institute's Sanitary-Hygienic Medicine Department in 1978. She worked first as a doctor-bacteriologist and then as a doctor-epidemiologist at the sanitary-epidemiological station in Nagorno-Karabakh. She also held the position of the deputy chief physician of the regional sanitary-epidemiological station and during her final years there (1991-1993) she headed a department at the station.

Currently, Mrs. Kocharyan is the Honorary President of the All-Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry and the Honorary President of the Armenian Branch of Vladimir Spivakov's international benevolent fund "Talented Children of Armenia."


  1. "First Lady Bella Kocharyan and Mikhail Shvidkoy attend the "Armenia Sacra" exhibition". Public Radio of Armenia. 10 March 2007. Retrieved 3 January 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>