Victor G. Loshak

Director for Strategy at Kommersant Publishing House, Recipient of the USSR and Russian Union of Journalists Award and International Press Institute (IPI) Award, Professor of MGIMO.

Started working as a journalist in 1969 in Rostov-on-Don. Served in the army, graduated from the Faculty of Philology of Odessa State University. Worked in Ukraine as a sports reporter, columnist, sub-editor of the Economics Department. Since 1985 – special correspondent for Izvestia. In 1986 started working for Moscow News. 1993-2003 – editor-in-chief of Moscow News, Chairman of the Board of Directors of AO Moscow News. One of the founders of the first non-governmental media company – in 1990 Moscow News was transferred into a corporate property. 2003-2004 – editor-in-chief of the magazine "Ogonyok". In 2005 – resumed his duties. Recipient of Order of the Badge of Honor, medals, and Polish Order of Officer’s Cross. In 2003 was recognized as “Editor-in-Chief of the Year” by Union of Journalists of Russia.