Biography

Margherita Belgiojoso (Milan, 1978).

Tel: +39 339 6148483 - mbelgiojoso@yahoo.com

Margherita Belgiojoso (Milan, 1978). In October 2001 she earns a degree in History of Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. During the summers she takes interships in Italy, at the Fondazione Memmo in Rome, and in New York at the Morgan Library & Museum. In July 1999 she works as a volunteer in Kosovo with Caritas.

In 2000 she enrolls in a Masters in 'Political Economy of Transition' at the London School of Economics. The following year she moves to Moscow. She studies Russian and starts an internship in the Italian confectionary company 'Ferrero', where she becomes responsible for a project reinventing the 'Ferrero' sale and distribution structure in Russia.

She travels extensively in the country checking the distribution and the merchandising standards of 'Ferrero' products. In the meanwhile, she writes a book-interview about Russia with the sociologist Boris Kagarlitsky, and she starts working with the Italian magazine l'Espresso.

Since 2004 she is a full time freelance journalist, and she works for the main italian journals and newspapers. In 2007 she starts working also for radios and televisions, and she works on a documentary film on Russia. Since Semptember 2009 she studies Turkish, spending her time between Moscow and Istanbul.

Curriculum

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Born in Milan 5 July 1978

1984-1991 Istituto Zaccaria, Milan
1992-1997 Maturità Classica al Liceo G. Parini, Milan
1998-2001 Bachelor of Art in History of Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London
Summer 1998 Internship at the Morgan Library, & Museum in New York
Summer 1999 Volunteers with Caritas in Kosovo, former Yugoslavia
Summer 1999 Internship at the Fondazione Memmo, Rome
2002-2003 Masters in 'Political Economy of Transition', London School of Economics, London
2003-2005 Responsabile of the Ferrero 'Retail Project', Moscow
Since 2004 full time Freelance Journalist in Mosca

Pubblicista dal settembre 2006
Giornalista Professionista dall'ottobre 2009

2004-2009 Reportages from Uzbekistan, Kazakistan, Mongolia, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaigian, Nagorno-Karabakh, Abkazia, North Ossetia, Transnistria, Ukraine, Bielorussia, Estonia, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Albania, India, North Korea, Cina, Turkey.
Since September 2009 Freelance Journalist in Moscow, Russian Federation, and Istanbul, Turkey

Languages Italian, Russian, English, French, Spanish, elementary Turkish.
Hobby Literature, photography, languages, cooking, design lamps, ebay, embroideries