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Who is Nailya Asker-Zade? Russian TV Presenter Snapped with Elon Musk

Russian TV presenter Nailya Asker-Zade has grabbed the headlines lately! She caught the attention of the viewers after a picture of her and Twitter CEO Elon Musk popped up on the internet.

The selfie of the duo which was taken at the 2022 World Cup final in Qatar on Sunday (December 18) was uploaded by Nailya on her Telegram account. Continue reading further to know more.

Nailya Asker-Zade gets spotted with billionaire Elon Musk

Not long ago, Nailya shared a selfie of herself with Elon Musk on her Telegram account. She simply captioned the snap, “Argentina beat France on penalties in the World Cup final. I agree with Elon Musk’s assessment of the match.”

On the other hand, when we talk about Musk, he posted a clip from the 2022 World Cup final in Qatar on the social media platform Twitter. He tweeted, “Duel in the Desert. Couldn’t ask for a better game. Incredible play by (Argentina’s Flag emoji) & (France’s Flag emoji) !!!!”

In her post on Telegram, Nailya went on to say, “I saw how he [Musk] shared his emotions about what is happening on the field on his Twitter.” A clip was shared on TikTok a couple of moments before her Telegram post saw the light of day.

The video showed the Russian TV presenter asking the Twitter owner for a selfie. It looks like the pair didn’t engage in a conversation and it isn’t known whether Elon even knows who she is.

Here’s all you need to know about Nailya Asker-Zade (profession, age, and more)

For those of you who are unversed, let us share with you, Nailya Asker-Zade is a journalist and presenter at the All-Russia State Television And Radio Broadcasting Company (VGTRK). At the moment, she is 35 years old.

The TV presenter who is of Azerbaijani descent has been sanctioned by both the United Kingdom as well as Canada after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. In the last couple of months, the pro-Kremlin reporter has expressed her support for Vladimir Putin. Not only that, but she has also appeared on screen with the Russian president.

Nailya Asker-Zade hosted Direct Line with Russian President Vladimir Putin

The Russian reporter holds an annual briefing entitled Direct Line With President Putin and Nailya was the one asked to host the show in the year 2021. By the name of the show, you must have received an idea of what it is all about.

The show Direct Line with President Putin consists of a direct question-and-answer session with Vladimir that is aired on Russian TV channels. In the show, Putin answers the questions asked by viewers about politics and current events.

The viewers ask questions via phone lines, text messages, and video calls. In the year 2018, Nailya won the award for the Best Interviewer category in the TEFI Russian TV awards.

What is Nailya’s relationship status?

As per various media outlets, Asker-Zade is said to be in a long-term relationship with Andrey Kostin, chairman of VTB Bank. Her relationship with the Russian oligarch is listed as one of the reasons behind her being sanctioned by the UK.

Policy affairs platform Policy Mogul claims Nailya is “associated with and obtains financial and other material benefits from two entities (VGTRK and Kostin), each of which is or has been involved in obtaining a benefit from or supporting the government of Russia by carrying on business as a government of Russia-affiliated entity”.

What is your take on Nailya Asker-Zade being a Putin supporter? Kindly let us know your thoughts in the comments section below. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.

Meenal Mehta
Meenal Mehta
Hi, I am Meenal. I'm a travel enthusiast, a movie buff and a cricket fan all wrapped in one. I love to capture moments through my words. Writing is my happy space, it has been a great way of putting all my thoughts out and feel liberated.


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