The extensive knowledge she gained there helped her in her next job as managing a famous boy band group in Russia. After leaving London she returned to Moscow where she worked in the banking industry for a few months with her father before forming a sports marketing firm. One of her first clients was Nike, who had just signed their first Russian athlete to endorse, Andrei Kirilenko. Masha and Andrei were married in 2001 and had their first son in 2002 and a second in 2007. In 2001, Masha recorded and distributed her own album, which included a Russian number one hit . The couple moved to Salt Lake City, Utah later in 2001 when Andrei was drafted to play in the NBA with the Utah Jazz.
In the USA, Masha and Andrei started a charitable organization, Kirilenko's Kids, to help underprivileged children both locally and in Russia. The charity has helped supply diapers and baby formula to orphanages in Russia and has also completely rebuilt portions of the orphanage that were deteriorating and could not provide the children with an adequate and safe environment. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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