Vladimir Balayan was born in 1958 in the village of Mokhratagh in the Martakert region. He served in the Soviet Army. In 1985 he worked in the Martakert forestry. When the peaceful rallies of the Artsakh movement were replaced by armed struggle, Vladimir was the commander of the detachment on the first line. He was the commander of the “Artsakh Front” of the “Liberation army”. He participated in defensive and liberation battles of different regions. He only twice participated in the liberation of Martakert by his detachment. 

Together with Commander Leonid Azgaldyan and chief instructor Armenag Aprahamian, he participated in defensive and liberation battles in various regions. He twice participated in the liberation of Martakert by his detachment.

He died on June 9, 1992 in the trenches of Chaylu village. He was posthumously awarded the “Combat Cross” Order of the 1st degree and the “For Courage” medal. On August 31, 1920, on the occasion of the 28th anniversary of the proclamation of the Artsakh Republic, Vladimir Balayan was posthumously awarded the highest title of Artsakh Hero for his exceptional services, courage and personal bravery in organizing the defense of the Artsakh Republic, being awarded the Golden Eagle Order.