Maria Efrosinina

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Maria Efrosinina
Марія Єфросиніна
Маша Ефросинина.jpg
Born (1979-05-25) 25 May 1979 (age 39)
Alma materKiev University
OccupationTelevision and entertainment events hostess
TelevisionTalk show "Liniya konfliktu" (A conflict line)
Timur Khromayev (m. 2003)
ChildrenNana (daughter)
Oleksandr (son)
Parent(s)Oleksandr (father)
Liudmyla (mother)
RelativesYelyzaveta (sister)
Andriy Yushchenko (brother-in-law)
AwardsBest TV Hostess 2004

Maria "Masha" Efrosinina (Ukrainian: Марія Єфросиніна), (born 25 May 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 7 February 2010.

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

On 18 November 2010 Efrosinina placed the 77th place among the most influential females in Ukraine according to the Ukrainian magazine Focus (Ukrainian: Фокус).[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 graduated Kiev University (2009) department of psychology and now works as specialist in a child psychology. On 10 March 2010 the young Yushchenko family increased in size by a girl, Varvara.[9][10]

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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