Nailya Asker-Zade is a Russian journalist and a sanctioned pro-Kremlin state TV presenter. She is an award-winning personality who received the TEFI-2018 award. She made headlines after being photographed with Elon Musk over the weekend.
Nailya Asker-Zade, born December 13, 1987, grew up in Baku, where she spent her childhood with her family. She graduated from the French Special School in Volgograd with a gold medal and later entered the Faculty of Economics at Volgograd State University. From 2017 to 2019 she completed her master’s program in International Finance, where she also wrote a master’s thesis on “The Consequences of Sanctions on the Russian Financial Sector”.
The name of Nailya’s mother is unknown, but during her time in the physiological department of the maternity hospital, she was a registered nurse. Nailya’s father’s name is Vagif Asker-zade, who used to be a geophysicist and later went into business. Her grandfather was a 1st rank captain. Shortly after the birth of Nailya, her parents divorced. Her father stayed in Baku and later died in 2018. She grew up alongside her other sibling — a sister — Inara Asker-zade, who is known to work at VTB.
Nailya Asker-Zade Career
Skilled TV presenter and reporter, Nailya Asker-Zade moved to Moscow and received further training in business news at NTV. From 2007 to 2010 she worked at RBC-TV for at least three years as an international editor with a combination of other jobs in the finance department of Kommersant magazine. She later moved from the economic department to the economic block of the Vedomosti newspaper, where she worked from May 2010 to August 2011.
It is known that she shot the documentary series Dangerous Virus while working against the COVID-19 pandemic in Russia (the documentary will be shot in Vector Novosibirsk laboratory). As part of the filming, she interviewed exclusive footage of different people or personalities, worked on the various treatment protocols, and took footage of the “red zone” from the hospitals. On October 25, 2020, she released one of her films “A Dangerous Virus. Rescue plan”, where many different personalities gave their perspective on what is happening and the upcoming scenarios regarding the Russian economy. At the end of 2020 and 2021, she released the films “one” and movie “two” as part of her film cycles.
She worked as a host of the Direct Line with Vladimir Putin program on June 30, 2021, and in the same year worked on the film adaptation of the events of 1991. The film was later shown on Russian TV on the Russia-1 TV channel. There were two films titled 30 Years GKChP released on August 15, 2021, and 30 Years Without Union released on December 5, 2021.
Nailya Asker-Zade Social Media
Nailya Asker-Zade is available on Instagram with her full name in Russian. She highlighted her biography with the words “TV presenter Russia 1, Observer, News TV Anchor, Russia 1 TV Channel”. She also provided the link to her Telegram page where she is available under the name @NailyaA_bot.
On Instagram, she has 123K followers with 1963 posts. Looking at her photos on Instagram it seems that she is a nature lover as she has posted a series of beautiful pictures in the park showing the peak of autumn and a lovely farewell to the last day of the season.
Nailya Asker-Zade Biography
|December 13, 1987
|Age (as of 2022)
|Place of birth
|Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Volgograd State University
|in feet inches – 5′ 8” – in centimeters – 172cm
|in kilograms – 56kg – in pounds – 123 pounds
Nailya Asker-Zade family
|Is she lesbian?
Nailya hardly talks about her family, personal details, and past love relationships. She has posted all of her single images on Instagram and has given no indication of their relationships or any insight into scenes from her work.
Nailya Asker-Zade Net Worth
Nailya Asker-Zade must be earning well, somewhere around $5 million. She is an ambitious and driven personality who often takes risks when describing her work using artistic techniques.
Facts About Nailya Asker-Zade
- Nailya is a nominated personality for the TEFI Award in the 2017 Interviewer Nomination.
- Later, in 2018, she received an honorable mention for her interviewing skills and was honored with the TEFI award.
- She won her third nomination and was honored with the most prestigious award called Golden Ribbon 2020 at the Outstanding Pandemic Programs International Awards presented in China in 2021 for the documentary film Dangerous Virus 2.
- In December 2019, Nailya came into the limelight over allegations that the state bank’s CEO Andrei Kostin gave his alleged partner and journalist millions of dollars, elite property, a private jet and a yacht.