Konstantin Eggert

DW, freelance journalist

Konstantin Eggert is a Baltic States correspondent and weekly columnist on Russian affairs for DW (Deutsche Welle) which is Germany’s international broadcaster.

Also, from 1998-2009 he worked for the BBC Russian Service including seven years as their Moscow Bureau Cheif.

Eggert is also a former member of Chatham House - Royal Institute of International Affairs (London). He was the program host and political commentator for TV Rain, Russia’s groundbreaking independent TV channel from 2016 to 2018 as well as the 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 from 2009 to 2010.

Eggert was created Honorary Member of the Order of the British Empire by Ell and am Commander Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of Lithuania.

He speaks English, French, and Arabic.


Thursday March, 3

Keynote Speech: Ukraine: The Cradle of Russian Civilization or the Graveyard of Putin’s Empire?


Thursday March, 3

Panel I: The Rejection of the Soviet Collapse

There have been numerous large transformations, shifts, and potential missed opportunities in the three decades since the Soviet Union's demise. Discourse has shifted from the end of so-called history and the possibility of the emergence of a common European home to impossible security demands and the outright invasion of Ukraine. This panel's discussion will center on how Russia and the West have come to terms with the collapse of the Soviet Union over the last thirty years, and what this means for current and future relations in light of the current war.

Moderator: Prof. Žaneta Ozoliņa, Chairman, Latvian Transatlantic Organization


Thursday March, 3

Night Owl Session under the Chatham House Rule: Aggressive at Home and Abroad

For Conference Guests in Tartu Only


With opposition at home and abroad, Russia has taken a hardline line on both. With the Russian opposition's current options of imprisonment, repression, exile – or now even execution – is there a future for those partisans of democracy both inside and outside of Russia? What would such a Russian transition to democracy look like considering the domestic conditions that strongly echo those of seventy years ago? This panel will debate these issues in accordance with Chatham House rules.

Moderator: Col. (ret.) Dr. Zdzislaw Sliwa, Dean of the Baltic Defence College