SOAR - Prague Chapter

Prague joined the SOAR family in May 2015. Unlike Armenian communities throughout eastern and central Europe, the Armenian community of the Czech Republic is made up entirely of recent immigrants, as there are no previous history of Armenian communities in the region. Most came to the region after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, while others fled poor economic conditions in Armenia. The Armenian Community in the Czech Republic is still growing, as signified with the opening of an Armenian Saturday school in Prague in 1996, the establishment of an Armenian Cultural Center, and the later establishment of the Օրեր magazine (1999). The current Armenian population is unofficially estimated as being around 12,000.


Tigran Karapetyan

Tigran is currently pursuing his Master’s Degree in Public and Social Policy from Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. He has his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Foreign Area Studies from Russian-Armenian University, Yerevan, Armenia and has taken degree courses in Chinese language and culture from Southwest University, Chongqing, China.

Tigran has experience in both B2B and B2C sales, business analytics, and marketing product management, proving his leadership abilities through participation in and organization of multiple Erasmus+ short-term educational projects. His native language is Armenian, but he is also fluent in English, Chinese, and Russian.

Irina Hovhannisyan

Irina was born in Armenia but has been living in Prague for 30 years. She studied Marketing and Economics at the English-German Business Academy. Irina devoted herself to this field for almost 12 years, but since 2022 she has been working for the Philippine Embassy in Prague, for the Department of Migrant Workers.

Irina is fluent in Armenian, Czech, English, Russian and speaks basic Spanish. Traveling to Italy often, she is also learning Italian.