Konstantin von Eggert
Konstantin von Eggert (1964, Moscow), known professionally as Konstantin Eggert, is an independent journalist, political analyst, and communications consultant. He is a weekly columnist on Russian affairs for DW (Deutsche Welle), Germany’s international broadcaster. Konstantin is also a contributor to TV Rain, Russia’s groundbreaking independent TV channel.
In 2010-2015 he worked for Kommersant, Russia’s oldest private media group. His positions there included working as Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Kommersant FM, Russia’s first ever 24-hour news station.
In 2009-2010 von Eggert was Vice-President for Public and Government Affairs for ExxonMobil Russia Inc. in charge of relations with the Russian Government, communications, political and economic analysis, and charity projects.
In 1998-2009 von Eggert was Senior Correspondent, then Editor-in-Chief of the BBC Russian Service Moscow bureau. He also presented “Utro na BBC” (“BBC Morning”), the Russian Service flagship morning news and current affairs program.
In 1992 -1998 he was a 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.
Mr. v. Eggert started his career in 1990 as a reporter for the Moscow daily “Kuranty”.
Konstantin is a member of Chatham House (Royal Institute of International Affairs) and a frequent speaker on Russian and post-Soviet themes on the international conference circuit.
In 2008 Queen Elizabeth II created Konstantin Honorary Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. Also in 2008 President Valdas Adamkus awarded him Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit of Lithuania. Mr. Eggert is also a recipient of several journalism prizes in Russia.
Konstantin Eggert is an honors graduate of the Moscow University Institute of Asian and African Studies (MA in history and Arabic language). He speaks English, French and Arabic.