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Lazarev Ivan Lazarvich
(Hovhannes Lazarian)
(1735 — 1801)

Lazarev Ivan Lazarvich  (Hovhannes Lazarian)(1735 — 1801)

Russian-Armenian financier and millionaire. A court banker to Catherine the Great, he was the only Armenian to receive the title of Imperial Count (Reichsgraf, 1788). He was born in the Armenian quarter of Isfahan, where his ancestors had been mayors since the early 17th century. His father Agasar (1700-1782) claimed descent from Prince Manuk... More...


Russia, 1998, Lazarev obelisk in Moscow

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