|Who is it?||Socialite|
|Birth Day||November 05, 1981|
|Birth Place||Leningrad, Russia, Russian|
|Age||39 YEARS OLD|
|Alma mater||Saint Petersburg State University Moscow State Institute of International Relations|
|Occupation||Politician Journalist TV anchor|
|Political party||Civic Initiative|
|Spouse(s)||Maxim Vitorgan (m. 2013)|
|Parent(s)||Anatoly Sobchak Lyudmila Narusova|
"I'm a very big patriot. I really love my job, the city, my friends. And if tomorrow is war, then the place for emigration will have to be a Russian-speaking place. I have to work in Russian."
Sobchak is married to Maksim Vitorgan, born on 10 September 1972 in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR as Maksim Emmanuilovich Vitorgan. He is an actor, known for Möbius (2013), Bite the Dust (2013) and Dreamfish (2016). The two married on 1 February 2013. Together they have a son named Platon, born 18 November 2016.
Sobchak's Father, Anatoly, had been both Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev's law professor at Leningrad State University. He built a close relationship with Putin, in particular, and in 1991 Anatoly helped launch Putin's career in politics when he was the mayor of Saint Petersburg. Putin then helped Anatoly flee Russia when he was wanted on corruption charges. According to the Moscow News, "Putin's reported affection for the Sobchak family is widely believed to give Ksenia Sobchak a protected status, which may also explain her boldness", such as her encounter in October 2011 with Vasily Yakemenko, the controversial leader of the pro-Kremlin Nashi youth movement, when she reprimanded him for eating at an expensive restaurant in Moscow and published a video of the encounter on the internet.
In 2004, Sobchak was identified as a candidate to become Russia's first national Space Tourist, flying to the International Space Station aboard a Soyuz rocket. Although she likely undertook some initial tests and cosmonaut training, the project was eventually shelved.
Sobchak is known as a clothes designer and promoter of rubber boots. In June 2006, she created her first collection of such boots.
On 28 December 2008, Sobchak was on an Aeroflot FLIGHT from Moscow to New York City when she and other passengers determined that the pilot was drunk prior to take-off. Sobchak used her socialite status to call Aeroflot representatives and remove the pilot from the cockpit.
In 2010 Sobchak became a host of the TV program Freedom of thought on the state-run Channel 5. However, she soon left the program, since, according to her, it turned into a never-ending discussion of public utilities maintenance.
After the parliament elections held on 4 December 2011, which are known for the large number of alleged fraud reports, Sobchak joined the protest rallies held in Russia as a response to the alleged electoral frauds. She also took part in the campaign against Putin's re-election, working as an observer during the President elections held on 4 March 2012. She was one of the Russian protest participants targeted by the Investigative Committee of Russia on 12 June 2012, when her apartment in Moscow was entered and searched.
In 2015, Sobchak said that if there was ever the possibility of political persecution against her, she had thought about emigration to London or getting an Israeli passport:
Ksenia Sobchak is of the opinion that, having annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, Russia violated the 1994 Budapest Memorandum; she claimed on 24 October 2017 that "Under these agreements, we agreed that Crimea is Ukrainian, which is the most important for me". Sobchak stressed that she did not consider the issue with Crimea resolved. "I believe that these things need to be discussed, it is very important to discuss them....look for some ways out." She also added that "the most important thing that Russia and Ukraine should do now is to restore our friendship at any cost." Simultaneously she suggested to hold a new referendum on the status of Crimea after "a broad and equal campaign." In December 2017 Sobchak claimed that an unconditional withdrawal of Russia from Crimea would lead to a civil war in Russia.
On 15 March 2018, Sobchak and Dmitry Gudkov announced the creation of a new party, called the Party of Changes on the basis of the party Civic Initiative.