Haute Author

  • NAME Maria Sapozhnikova
  • BIO Maria Sapozhnikova is a broadcast news journalist, producer and television reporter. She has been working on news and current affairs for four years. She studied TV journalism part time at the University of Westminster in London and continued her studies in journalism at Moscow State University, the oldest educational establishment in Russia. Previously she reported for several Russian TV channels covering the latest fashion and cultural news. Currently she works for the BBC News in the Moscow Bureau dealing with all major international stories. At the same time she continuously cooperates with Russian fashionable magazines including Tatler researching the latest social and lifestyle news. During her reporting experience she interviewed myriad A-list celebrities on their visits to the Russian capital, including Elton John, Paris Hilton, Roberto Cavalli, and reported on all highlights of Russian social and cultural life. In addition, she ran Mirror, a Russian modeling agency, for two years, organizing different fashion events including a week of German Fashion in Moscow. She is also responsible for public relations at her cousin’s fashion house Angel couture and recently established a new fashion brand for designer clothes.

Articles By Maria Sapozhnikova

Sarah Jessica Parker Storms Moscow in Red Dress at Recent Premiere

"Sex and the City" star Sarah Jessica Parker has visited Moscow (who said everyone is away in August?) to present her new film "I Don't Know How She Does It". Parker gave a 1-hour press conference in the afternoon as part of the promoting tour. The actress said she was very much impressed by visiting Moscow and regretted she had too little time to see more sights in the Russian capital. Read More

Scions of Russian Businessmen Left €86,000 Bill Unpaid in Billionaire Nightclub

Six young Russians had an unforgettable night indeed in famous Billionaire nightclub (owned by Flavio Briatore and loved by Russian and eurotrash crowd)! Three guys arriving on Kismet yacht and accompanied by their beautiful girlfriends partied heavily and danced all night long. Ninety bottles of Cristal champagne were uncorked. But when the waiter arrived with €86,000 bill, no one has pulled out the credit card. Read More

World’s Biggest Best Western Hotel Opens in Russia

International hotel chain Best Western has opened its largest property in the world in Moscow. The chain, which runs over 4,000 hotels globally, announced that the Best Western Vega Hotel & Convention Center had officially opened its doors in the historical district of Izmaylovo. Read More

MAKS Air Show in Moscow Presents Best of World Aviation

Rows of sleek jets, modern helicopters and shiny airliners filled an air base outside Moscow today for the opening of Russia’s grandiose aviation and space show – MAKS 2011, that marks its 10th anniversary. MAKS is a kind of aviation biennale, held every two years since 1992, and established by today as one of the major world air shows. Read More

Haute Event: Russian Extravaganza “Bal des Fleurs” in Côte d’Azur

In the end of the week Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild (Cap Ferrat) played host to the ultra-exclusive and elegant ‘Bal de Fleurs’ extravaganza which is held annually in Monaco since 2003. Every year the international crème de la crème gather for this fabulous event during the Russian high season in French Riviera. And The Ephrussi de Rothschild is the perfect location for it: glam, elegant, refined. Read More

Billionaire Prokhorov Wants to Build Concert Hall and Night Club in Moscow

Billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov, head of Onexim group, is to take part in the Moscow government’s tender for the development in the "Moscow City" international business center, the business daily Kommersant newspaper reported. According to the report, Prokhorov is proposing to biuld what would be one of Moscow’s largest night clubs and a movie and concert hall. The city hall plans to hold a tender for the development of plot No. 6 in the central part of Moskva City by the end of the summer. The idea of the tender was first mentioned about a year ago, and back then Prokhorov was rumored to be the most likely winner. Read More

Moscow Film Festival Kicks off With the World Premiere of Transformers

The world premiere of Transformers: Dark of the Moon opened the 33rd Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF) last night at the Pushkinsky Theater, Russia's main film venue. Several stars of the film walked MIFF's red carpet (which was green this year) for the premiere, including Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Josh Duhamel, Patrick Dempsey, John Malkovich (who received a lifetime achievement award at the opening ceremony) and Tyrese Gibson, as well as director Michael Bay and producers Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Ian Bryce. Read More