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Konstantin Lvovich ERNST

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NameConstantin Ernst · Constantine Ernst · ERNST Konstantin Lvovich · Ernst Konstantin Lvovich · Ernst Kostiantyn Lvovych · 17 more...[sources]
Other nameERNST KOSTIANTYN · Ernst Konstantin · Ernst, Konstantin · Konstantin Lvovitj ERNST · Konstantín Lvóvitx Ernst · 10 more...[sources]
Birth date[sources]
Place of birthMoscou · Moscow · Moscow Russia · Moscow, RSFSR, USSR · Moscow, RUSSIAN FEDERATION · 4 more...[sources]
NationalityRussia · Soviet Union[sources]
Country of birthRussia[sources]
First nameKonstantin · Konstantin Lvovich · КОНСТАНТИН · Константин[sources]
KeywordsКерівництво медіа-компаній · Фізичні особи під санкціями ЄС[sources]
Last nameERNST · Ernst · ЭРНСТ[sources]
PatronymicLvovich · ЛЬВОВИЧ · Львович[sources]
Second nameLvovich[sources]
Wikidata IDQ4532584[sources]
PositionCEO of Channel One Russia · CEO of Channel One Russia (Russian: Первый канал) · Chief Executive Officer/General Director · PDG de Channel One Russia · Propagandists · 9 more...[sources]
EducationCandidate of Biology Sciences (1986) · Faculty of Biology, Saint Petersburg State University · Russian State Agricultural University[sources]
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Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Channel One Russia

Australian Sanctions Consolidated List,

He also received the highest State awards, including the orders For Services to the Fatherland, the Order of Friendship, letters of appreciation and prizes from the government and the President of the Russian Federation, as well as the medal “To the participant in the military operation in Syria”.

Swiss SECO Sanctions/Embargoes,

Konstantin Ernst is the CEO of Channel One Russia – one of the largest Russian media companies, which has been used for propaganda purposes by the Russian authorities for many years. In this position, he is responsible for organising and disseminating anti- Ukrainian propaganda of the Russian authorities.

Swiss SECO Sanctions/Embargoes,

CEO of Channel One Russia (Russian: Первый канал)

Swiss SECO Sanctions/Embargoes,

He is therefore supporting actions or policies, which undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine, as well as stability and security in Ukraine. He is also one of the leading business persons involved in economic sectors providing a substantial source of revenue to the Government of Russia, which is responsible for the annexation of Crimea and the destabilisation of Ukraine.

Swiss SECO Sanctions/Embargoes,

Konstantin Ernst est le PDG de Channel One Russia – l’une des plus grandes sociétés de médias russes qui est utilisée à des fins de propagande par les autorités russes depuis de nombreuses années. À ce poste, il est chargé d’organiser et de diffuser la propagande anti-ukrainienne des autorités russes. Il a également reçu les plus hautes distinctions de l’État, notamment les ordres pour services rendus à la patrie, l’ordre de l’amitié, des lettres de remerciement et des prix du gouvernement et du président de la Fédération de Russie, ainsi que la médaille "Au participant à l’opération militaire en Syrie". Il soutient donc activement des actions et des politiques qui compromettent ou menacent l’intégrité territoriale, la souveraineté et l’indépendance de l’Ukraine, ainsi que la stabilité et la sécurité en Ukraine. Il est également un homme d’affaires influent intervenant dans des secteurs économiques qui fournissent une source substantielle de revenus au gouvernement de la Fédération de Russie, qui est responsable de l’annexion de la Crimée et de la déstabilisation de l’Ukraine.

French Freezing of Assets,

CEO of Channel One Russia

New Zealand Russia Sanctions,

Russian propagandist: CEO and General Director of Channel One and Public Russian Television (ORT)

ACF List of bribetakers and warmongers non-official source,

The CEO of Channel One. Ernst was a key participant in the operation to deprive Boris Berezovsky of control over ORT (since 2002 "Channel one") during the period of Vladimir Putin’s strengthening of power in 2000 and the subsequent transformation of the channel into one of the main tools of state propaganda in Russia. Ernst’s Channel One made a significant contribution to advocacy for acts of international aggression by the Russian regime and crimes against humanity, including the war with Georgia, the occupation and annexation of Crimea, and the war with Ukraine, the downing of MH-17 flight, etc.

ACF List of bribetakers and warmongers non-official source,

General Director of JSC Channel One Russia

ACF List of bribetakers and warmongers non-official source,

Russian director and producer

Wikidata non-official source,


Data sources

Ukraine NSDC State Register of Sanctions17,122

List of individuals and legal entities subject to restrictive measures.

Ukraine · National Security and Defense Council

Australian Sanctions Consolidated List4,093

The Consolidated List is a list of all persons and entities who are subject to targeted financial sanctions under Australian sanctions law

Australia · Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

UK FCDO Sanctions List4,430

UK sanctions collated by the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

United Kingdom · Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)

UK HMT/OFSI Consolidated List of Targets5,929

The United Kingom's consolidated international sanctions list.

United Kingdom · Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation

Swiss SECO Sanctions/Embargoes8,008

Switzerland manages a sanctions lists with a high degree of detail on the individuals that are subject to it's embargoes

Switzerland · State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)

Russian Oligarch/Billionaires Database167

A list of billionaires and oligarchs from CIS countries, most notably the Russian Federation.

OpenSanctions · non-official source

Canadian Special Economic Measures Act Sanctions4,257

Sanctions imposed by Canada on specific countries, organizations, or individuals under the Special Economic Measures Act (SEMA) and JVCFOA

Canada · Global Affairs Canada

EU Financial Sanctions Files (FSF)6,061

As part of the Common Foreign Security Policy the European Union publishes a sanctions list that is implemented by all member states.

European Union · European External Action Service

ACF List of bribetakers and warmongers7,961

A list of key Russian decision-makers from government and business composed by ACF/FBK, the anti-corruption investigative organization founded by Alexei Navalny

Russia · Anti-Corruption Foundation (ACF) · non-official source

EU Consolidated Travel Bans3,894

Consolidated information about individuals who have been banned from traveling to the European Union, released as part of the EU Sanctions Map.

European Union · Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU

FBK Recommended List of Individuals for Sanctioning (Navalny 35)33

A list of suggested sanctions targets published by Navalny's FBK in a letter to Dominic Raab.

Russia · Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK) · non-official source

Ukraine NABC Sanctions Tracker39,890

A list of suggested Russia-related sanctions targets composed by the Ukrainian anti-corruption agency.

Ukraine · National Agency on Corruption Prevention

New Zealand Russia Sanctions1,699

The New Zealand government's list of people and companies sanctioned in relation to the Russian attack on Ukraine.

New Zealand · Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Belgian Financial Sanctions6,321

Belgium extends the European FSF sanctions list on the basis of a national terrorist list, issued by the National Security Council

Belgium · Federal Public Service Finance

Wikidata Entities of Interest3,929

Persons of interest profiles from Wikidata, the structured data version of Wikipedia.

Wikidata · non-official source

French Freezing of Assets6,298

The register lists all persons, entities and vessels subject to asset freezing measures in force on French territory, pursuant to national, European and international (UN) provisions.

France · Ministry of Economy, Finance, and Recovery

External databases

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Wikidata is the structured data project of the Wikipedia community, providing fact-based information edited by humans and machines

External dataset · Wikidata · non-official source

Russian Unified State Register of Legal Entities (EGRUL)135,891

Companies database of the Russian Federation as maintained and published by the Federal Tax Service.

External dataset · Russia · Федеральная Налоговая Служба

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