I am not an innocent victim. We were struggling for our freedom, for the independence of our country and we were in the fight all the time.
Razmik Zohrabyan was born on 1 April 1950 in Yerevan. He graduated school №32 and started working on an electronic plant meanwhile learning the work of a machine adjuster. Razmik’s first notions of freedom and independence started to be shaped in 1965, when the first numerous demonstrations demanding the independence and return of the territories of Western Armenia, located in Turkey, took place in April in Yerevan. Later those demonstrations were violently suppressed by the authorities. All this made a deep impression on the young man. At that time he was Ashot Navasardyan’s friend, who later became one of the founders of the Republican Party and who was then working as an aero engineer at one of the Yerevan airports. There was an overturn in Razmik’s consciousness and he began to sympathize with the national - liberation movement. In 1966 the underground National United Party (NUP) was formed. In 1969 Ashot Navasardyan, who had earlier entered NUP, got arrested by the KGB. Razmik, who sympathized with that movement, and who the KGB was already very much interested in, was taken to the Soviet Army and he served in Hungary for two years. Razmik Zohrabyan got his first task in 1971 when he finally entered NUP and worked as an adjuster at a company of radio components.