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Pavel Pogrebnyak and his wife Maria

Pogrebnyak and Maria
Pavel Pogrebnyak and his wife Maria take part in a TV show called “Meet the Russians”, which airs on Fox Sky and Virgin TV channels from September 25. The project shows wealthy Russians living in London.
According to the press reports, Ukrainian singer Kamaliya and her husband, fashion photographer Dmitry Oskin and former model Julia Zaporozhenko are also involved in the project.

Producers of the reality show describe the Pogrebnyaks as a real Russian family. “Pavel is the perfect husband. He is ready to go out with his wife anywhere: red carpet, exclusive nightclubs or Cannes. Though, he would rather spend time at home with the children. Pavel and Maria live in a penthouse in Chelsea with the parents often visiting them to help with the children”.
Pavel met his wife in school years. She is three years younger than Pogrebnyak. At first they were just friends and only when Masha graduated from school they began dating.
Now Maria is a mother of three sons. She is a model as well as clothes, jewelry and shoe designer.
According to the creators of the show, Maria is no more, no less “Russian Victoria Beckham”.

Pavel Pogrebnyak (born on November 8, 1983, Moscow) is a successful Russian footballer, now plays for English Football Club “Reading”, Honored Master of Sports of Russia (2008).
Pavel began playing football at the age of 6 in the Spartak Moscow football school and made his professional debut in 2002. In 2008, he won the Russian Super Cup.
In the UEFA Cup in 2007/08 Pogrebnyak scored 10 goals and along with Luca Toni became the top-scorer of the tournament.
In the match for the UEFA Super Cup in August 2008 Pogrebnyak scored one of two goals against “Manchester United”, that allowed his team to win the game.
In August 2009 Pavel joined the German “Stuttgart”. In June 2012 Pogrebnyak signed a contract with the English club “Reading”. His salary is about 30,000 pounds per week.
Pavel has two younger brothers – Kirill and Nikolai – who are also football players.

Pavel Pogrebnyak and his wife Maria