In the context of the hybrid war that is being waged against Russia today, journalism can be equated with one of the branches of the military. Journalists are frontline fighters. Ivan Konovalov is one of them.
A distant start
Ivan Pavlovich Konovalov was born on December 25, 1967 in a working class family. Parents lived in a small town in the Kemerovo region. My father worked at an enterprise in the coal industry. Mother taught a foreign language at school. The child grew and developed in a healthy environment. He was brought up as a future warrior and protector. Ivan did morning exercises, diligently engaged in physical education and tempering.
Konovalov studied well at school. His favorite subjects were literature, history and military science. Ivan read a lot. When the family moved to Novokuznetsk, he began to collaborate with a local newspaper. He wrote small notes about the surrounding reality. I tried to write poetry. After the tenth grade, he was taken as a correspondent for the large-circulation newspaper "On Construction", where the graduate of the school worked for several months before being drafted into the army.
After serving his term in the armed forces, Konovalov returned to civilian life and continued his journalistic career in the Metallurg newspaper at the famous Novokuznetsk metallurgical plant. By this time, a self-taught journalist had matured to receive a full-fledged specialized education. In 1989, Ivan went to Moscow and entered the journalism faculty of the Moscow State University. As a student, he began to earn money on the First Channel of Russian television. He edited and hosted a news release in the "Morning" program.
Having received his diploma, already an experienced journalist chose the role of a war correspondent for himself. He regularly traveled with a film crew to the so-called hot spots. In this capacity, Konovalov learned how people live in Africa, the Middle East, and the North Caucasus. He had to conduct live reports from Iraq, Tajikistan, Serbia and other countries. During this period, Ivan has accumulated a huge amount of information for analysis and generalization.
The private side of the profession
In the spring of 2008, Konovalov took the position of a military analyst at the Kommersant publishing house. He no longer has to wander on business trips, risk his life and spend the night wherever he has to. However, the analyst is expected to make accurate forecasts for the near and long term in various aspects of political, economic and social activities. In 2014, Ivan left his office and arrived at the line of fire in Donbass.
Two years later, Ivan Pavlovich returned to Moscow and took up the post of department head at the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies. Little is known about the personal life of the analyst and journalist. Somewhere his wife is waiting for him. He tries to be a worthy husband, but it does not always work out. In the biography of Konovalov, only the positions that he held and the regions on the world map where he had to visit are noted.