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VON EGGERT Konstantin

Konstantin von Eggert was editor-in-chief of the BBC Russian Service Moscow bureau until recently. 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. Mr. von Eggert is a member of the board of Pro et Contra; member of the editorial board of the Security Index quarterly. He is a regular lecturer at the German Foreign Policy Association Summer School in Berlin, Geneva Centre for Security Policy, Royal College of Defense Studies in London and Wilton Park (UK).

In 2008 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has created Konstantin Honorary Member of the Civic Division of the Most Excellent 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).