Maria Efrosinina

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Maria Efrosinina
Марія Єфросиніна
Маша Ефросинина.jpg
Born (1979-05-25) May 25, 1979 (age 35)
Kerch, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Citizenship Ukrainian
Alma mater Kiev University
Occupation Television and entertainment events hostess
Television Talk show "Liniya konfliktu" (A conflict line)
Spouse(s) Timur Khromayev
Children Nana (daughter)
Parent(s) Oleksandr (father)
Liudmyla (mother)
Relatives Yelyzaveta (sister)
Andriy Yushchenko (brother-in-law)
Awards Best TV hostess 2004

Maria "Masha" Efrosinina (Ukrainian: Марія Єфросиніна), (born May 25, 1979 in Kerch), is a Ukrainian television host.


Graduating from a high school with a gold medal (an honour roll), Efrosinina enrolled into the Department of Foreign Languages in the Kiev University to graduate as an interpreter of the English and Spanish languages.

In 19 she debuted on the Pershyi Natsionalnyi in the program the Happy Bell. In 2002 she received the Teletriumph prize in the nomination the Best TV show.

She co-presented the 50th Eurovision Song Contest alongside Pavlo Shylko, in 2005 from Kiev's Sports Palace, to a pan-European TV-audience of an estimated 150 million people. She has also co-presented the UEFA Euro 2012 draw held at the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw, on February 7, 2010.

She presented, alongside Andriy Domansky, Fabrika Zirok (Ukrainian: Фабрика зірок), the Ukrainian version of Star Academy, on Novyi Kanal.

On November 18, 2010 Efrosinina placed the 77th place among the most influential females in Ukraine according to the Фокус magazine.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Masha got married in 2003 to Timur Khromayev, an Ossetian-Ukrainian, son of the president of Ukrainian basketball league Zurab Khromayev.[2]


Timur Khromayev[3] is a graduate of the Finance Department of Union College (New York) with bachelors in economics. Timur Khromayev is a representative of a financial consulting company[4] that cooperated with Naftogaz Ukrainy in its restructuring.[5] Since 2002 he is director of his own investment company "ARTA" that works in a field of corporate financing, investment banking, brokerage, and assets management.

Yelyzaveta Yushchenko[edit]

Her sister Yelyzaveta who is two years younger[6] got married to Andriy Yushchenko, son of the former Ukrainian president Viktor Yushchenko.[7][8] She also finished Kiev University (2009) department of psychology and now works as specialist in a child psychology. On March 10, 2010 the young Yushchenko family increased in size by a girl, Varvara.[9][10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 100 самых влиятельных женщин Украины. Рейтинг Фокуса
  2. ^ Весілля на галявині (Khrestshchatyk, 2003)
  3. ^ Brief Bio of Khromayev at the website of his company
  4. ^ Squire Capital Limited
  5. ^ Держава взяла на себе борги НАКу (Дзеркало Тижня, № 36 (764) 26 вересня — 2 жовтня 2009)
  6. ^ Усе про нову дівчину сина Ющенка. (TabloID)
  7. ^ UNIAN of July 30, 2009 (Russian)
  8. ^ Андрій Ющенко поспішив з весіллям, бо наречена вагітна? (TabloID)
  9. ^ Андрій Ющенко "народив" дочку Варю (TabloID)
  10. ^ Андрій Ющенко не приїхав на пологи Лізи Єфросиніної

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Preceded by
Turkey Meltem Cumbul & Korhan Abay
Eurovision Song Contest presenter
(with Pavlo Shylko)
Succeeded by
Greece Sakis Rouvas & Maria Menounos