Full name: Mackevičius Ernest Gedrevičius

Date of birth: November 25, 1968

Address: Russia, Moscow.


-higher education- Lomonosov Moscow State University . M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Department of Journalism, Newspaper Department (1990-1994);

Phone: +79852267676


– Conscript military service in the Border Troops of the KGB of the USSR;

correspondent for VID and Channel 1 Ostankino;

correspondent at NTV and TV-6;

anchor of the program “Vesti” on the channel “Russia 1” of VGTRK holding company;

host of the program “Direct line with Vladimir Putin”;

Organizer of workshops and master classes in television journalism at the Journalism Department of Moscow State University and the Ostankino School;

– Artistic Director of the “Ernest Mackevičius Workshop” project;

– anti-Ukrainian propagandist;



His wife is Alina Matskevicius (Akhmetova).

Son – Dalia Ernestovna Matskeviuchitė, born on February 04, 2004.

Vesti program host, professional journalist and propagandist Ernest Mackevicius was born November 25, 1968 in the Lithuanian city of Vilnius in the family of the famous director Giedrius Mackevicius and journalist Marina Mackeviciene. At the age of 10, he moved with his family to Moscow and studied at School No. 579. After graduating from high school, he was drafted for military service in the USSR Border Guard Troops of the KGB.

After completing his service, Mackevičius enrolls in the newspaper department of the journalism department at Lomonosov Moscow State University. M.V. Lomonosov. In 1994 he successfully graduated from Moscow State University, and for some time studied with other famous Russian journalists and presenters, such as Andrei Malakhov. At the same time, Ernest had already been working on television in 1991, as a correspondent for VID and Channel 1 Ostankino. In 1993, he got a job at “NTV” and was a parliamentary correspondent. Matskevicius worked at NTV until the channel was taken over by Gazprom-Media in 2001.

In 2002, Ernest Mackevicius joined VGTRK as a presenter of various news and entertainment programs, such as Vesti and Utro Rossii. In the 2000s, Matskevicius was appointed host of various daytime and evening newscasts, such as Vesti+, Vesti. Details”. Being a talented journalist, Ernest was noticed by the management and was appointed host of events Also in the period from 2008 to 2011 was the host of the program “Direct line with Vladimir Putin” in pair with another VGTRK anchor Maria Sittel, and in 2016 – commented together with Dmitry Guberniev “Eurovision-2016”.

Ernest Mackevičius also takes an active part in training young Russian television professionals. For example, he founded the Ernest Mackevičius Workshop at the Higher School of Economics, where he conducts lectures and master classes in television journalism. In 2022, Ernest was appointed head of the media department at the Higher School of Economics, ie. began to supervise the training of journalists in the “right way. He also trains specialists at the Faculty of Journalism at Moscow State University and the Ostankino School.

Unfortunately, Ernest Mackevicius became famous not as a professional journalist and host, but as a propagandist in the service of the Kremlin. For example, in 2015, Mackevičius declared the need to abandon journalistic standards and suggested that journalism should be considered “mobilization journalism,” and that the need to defend oneself should become a “professional reflex” for journalists. He was also the author of a fake about the alleged brutality of Ukrainian soldiers during the anti-terrorist operation in Donbass in 2014, with footage of the civilian killed being used from the 2012 issue of Vesti. Ernest later attributed the fake to “the costs of the Internet. In 2022 supported the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, did not condemn the invasion, and thus became a silent accomplice to Russian aggression against Ukraine. But, Mackiewicz should not think that he will not get anything for this and soon he will have to answer to the Ukrainian, Russian and Lithuanian peoples for his actions.