Anton Bendarjevskiy (Anton Bendarzsevszkij) was born in the capital of Belarus, Minsk, in 1985, living in Hungary since 1995. Anton was studying at the University of Pécs, and has MA degrees in History and MA in Media and Communications. In 2009 he was also studying Political Science at University of Leicester. Currently Anton is completing his PhD degree at the Geopolitical PhD program at the University Pécs, Faculty of Geography. The topic of his PhD: “From Belovezh to Eurasian Union: integration processes in the post-Soviet region”.
In 2006-2007 Anton was doing an internship as reporter at the regional studio of Hungarian National Television, MTV. In addition to his managerial experience in the business sector (IBM, Priceline Group), between 2009-2016 he was a journalist of biggest Hungarian foreign policy news portal, Kitekintő, which had 40 000 readers daily. Between 2009-2016 Anton was leading the post-soviet department at Kitekintő. As the editor of Kitekintő he has written over five hundred articles and analyses, and in addition had publications in different other online and print media.
Between 2015-2019 Anton was the director of Pallas Athene Innovation and Geopolitical Foundation (PAIGEO), the organization created by the Central Bank of Hungary, and also leading the Foundation’s Research Institute, which main focus area was mainly Eastern Asia. PAIGEO has become one of the most important Hungarian research organizations during that time, supporting geopolitical research on academic and scholar level; supporting geopolitical book publishing; operating it’s own geopolitical PhD program with two major Hungarian universities (University of Corvinus and University of Pécs), with nearly 150 PhD students combined; preparing publications and analyses published on www.geopolitika.hu and in several Hungarian media outlets; publishing a geopolitical magazine on quarterly basis called Hungarian Geopolitics (HUG) and organizing conferences and academic events.
From the beginning of 2020 Anton is writing for the foreign desk of one of the biggest Hungarian daily newspaper, Magyar Nemzet, while his articles are also published in Mandiner Hungarian weekly magazine. From November 2020 he was also heading the geopolitical research group of Danube Institute, a Hungarian think tank established in 2013. In June 2021 he became the Director of Research at Danube Institute.
Anton is specializing in the internal- and foreign policy of post-soviet countries, focusing on Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, in addition to energy security and security politics. He is a regular guest of different international conferences and forums dealing with these topics. Since 2011 he is providing a regular expertise on Hungarian media outlets as an expert of post-soviet countries.
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Hungary, not far from Budapest
anton.bendarjevskiy [AT] gmail.com