Anton Bendarjevskiy was born in 1985 in the capital of Belarus, Minsk. He grew up in a country which is now called Europe's last dictatorship. With his parents he had to leave the country in 1995, forced by Lukashenko's dictatorship. They found their new home in Hungary. Anton graduated from the University of Pécs in the Arts Faculty of Communication & Media Studies and the History department.
Starting from his childhood Anton dreamed to be a journalist, initially wrote poetry and prose, and started his own blog. In 2009 he joined the Hungarian foreign policy news portal, Kitekintő, in which he is still a permanent member, journalist and editor, leading the post-Soviet column. In Kitekinto.hu he writes articles mainly about Russia, Belarus and Ukraine and analyzes the events in the region.
As a journalist, his main aim is to report on what is happening now in the post-Soviet countries. As a researcher, his publications focus on the democratic processes in Belarus in the turn of 80's and 90's, the Kuropati tragedy, the Chernobyl disaster and it's aspects in Belarus.
In April 2011 Anton traveled to the Chernobyl Zone with his friend and colleague Mark Maczelka. The documentary film about Chernobyl was finished in 2012 - Chernobyl's Heritage: the Zone. It was screened in 16 cities across Hungary and was introduced on all major Hungarian television channels afterwards.
Anton is in constant search for new projects and opportunities and in all his free time he tries to explore the world around.
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