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Konstantin von Eggert

Russian journalist/commentator

Konstantin von Eggert is a Russian journalist and political commentator.

In 1992-1998 he was diplomatic correspondent, and later deputy foreign editor of Izvestia daily. His assignments included, among other areas, the Middle East, Iraq, Iran, Tajikistan, Afghanistan and the Balkans.  He was Moscow bureau chief for the BBC Russian Service in 2002–08, and deputy editor and then editor in chief of the radio station Kommersant FM in 2012–13.

Konstantin von Eggert lectured at the German Foreign Policy Association Summer School in Berlin, Geneva Centre for Security Policy, Universities of Lund and Uppsala, Royal College of Defense Studies in London and Wilton Park (UK).

In 2009–10, he also worked as vice president for public affairs of ExxonMobil Russia Inc. In 2008, for services to the BBC, Queen Elizabeth II created him Honorary Member of the Order of the British Empire.  That same year President Valdas Adamkus awarded him Commander's Cross of the Order of Merits to Lithuania.

Konstantin von Eggert is an honors graduate of the Moscow University Institute of Asian and African Studies (M.A. in history and Arabic language).