Maria Sapozhnikova is the United Nationals Alliance director who oversees its dealings with the Russian Federation. Born in St Petersburg Russia, Maria Sapozhnikova studied at Leningradskii State University and subsequently at New York University in the United States. Her work in the field of international public relations required her to travel the world which has given her a deep insight and knowledge of different cultures and traditions. She supports a number of charities that work with children, such as the Russian Children’s Welfare Society, Charity Water and The Children’s Museum of the Arts. She is also a devoted member of various cultural organizations that promote education and self expression.