Russian footballer Pavel Pogrebnyak, who is currently playing for English Reading has become the hero of a “Meet The Russians” reality TV show in Britain, dedicated to the rich Russians living in London. 29-year-old striker will be under the cameras in the company of his beautiful wife, Maria, and a few Russians who settled in the British capital (Ukrainian singer Kamaliya and her husband, fashion photographer Dmitry Oskin and former model Julia Zaporozhenko). The creators of the project characterize Pogrebnyak as a “perfect man” for his wife. The project is launched on September 25.
FOX television producers write about Pogrebnyak the following: “Pavel is a perfect husband, ready to get out with his wife Masha on all sorts of honorary activities, spend time with her in the night clubs and even to travel to Cannes, although he would have preferred pastime at home with the kids”.
Pavel and Maria live like a typical Russian family, which is regularly visited by parents to look after the children. Yes, they live in a penthouse in the Chelsea neighborhood, but the interior they have is quite Russian. The mother of three children moved to London eight months ago, when her husband Pavel Pogrebnyak started playing for the football club “Reading”. Maria now has to combine parenthood with a new career in modeling, footwear, jewelry and clothing business.
Maria is going to break all the stereotypes about the role of women: Russian woman can look attractive and sexy, while at the same time, she is a loving mother and has a successful career. London is very important for Masha – this is where their careers started, and this is where she wants to raise her three dearly beloved sons, London private education is very attractive for the Russians.
Documentary series start on English television on September 25 and promises viewers “a wonderful world, full of luxury, wealth, unique events and private jets.”
Russian footballer Pavel Pogrebnyak was born in Moscow. He began his career at Moscow Spartak, making his professional debut in 2002. Over the next three years, he had played for Kaliningrad Baltika, Khimki, and Yaroslavl Shinnik, before joining Tomsk Tom in 2006. After a season with them, he moved to top Russian team “Zenit” St. Petersburg. There he spent three seasons and had his biggest success, winning the Russian Premier League, the Russian Super Cup, the UEFA Europa League and the UEFA Super Cup. In 2009, he joined German Stuttgart. After two-and-a-half seasons, he moved to English Premier League side Fulham in January 2012. He moved to his current club, Reading, six months later. Pavel Pogrebnyak is nicknamed The Pog, Pogreb (“The Cellar”), or Velikiy Po (“Po the Great”), the latter popularized by his former Zenit teammate Andrei Arshavin.