Leyla Ilham gyzy Aliyeva was born on July 3, 1985 in Moscow.
In 2000, Leyla Aliyeva finished the high school, and entered the European Business School.
During 2006-2008, she
studied at the Moscow State International Relations Institute (MGIMO), and
received the master’s degree.
Until 2010, she had been the
chairperson of the Azerbaijanis Club at MGIMO.
Since May 10, 2007, Leyla
Aliyeva has been the Head of the Russian Representative Office of the Heydar
On December 19, 2007, she
founded the “БАКУ”
magazine (Baku in Russian) in Moscow, and is its founder and chief editor.
Leyla Aliyeva is the
initiator of the campaign “Justice for Khojaly”, which started on May 8,
Since May 2008, she has been
a chief coordinator of the Islamic Conference Youth Forum for Dialogue.
On April 18, 2009, Leyla
Aliyeva was elected to the position of Chairperson of the Azerbaijani Youth Organization
of Russia (AYOR).
As of 2011, she has been the
Vice-president of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation.
2011, Leyla Aliyeva was decorated with the “Progress” Medal, for her services
to delivering the truth about Azerbaijan to the world society.
In October 2011, she
presented the English version of the magazine “BAKU” in London.
In November 2011, Leyla
Aliyeva was awarded the “Key to Life” Prize in New York, for her active
participation in humanitarian actions.
On November 22, 2011, she received
a UN certificate and a special card.
On September 12, 2012, she
was awarded the “For Services to Astrakhan Region” Prize.
On April 5, 2013, Leyla
Aliyeva was honoured with the “For Protecting the Environment” Prize by the
Board of the Organizing Committee of the 7th International Project Olympiad for
Protection of the Environment.
On December 20, 2013, she
was decorated with “Princes Olga” Order of 3rd Grade, and was awarded the “For
Services to Volgograd Region” Prize.
In May 2015, Leyla Aliyeva was conferred on the title of a Goodwill Ambassador of UN Food and Agriculture Organization for her contribution to achieving such goals as combating hunger, ensuring food safety, increasing efficiency of agriculture, forestry and fishery, and creation of healthy food systems.
On 20 October 2015, she was awarded Russian Federation's "Pushkin" Medal. On 4 November 2015, at a reception in honour of the People’s Unity Day, Russian President Vladimir Putin presented the "Pushkin" Medal to Leyla Aliyeva.
On September 28, 2016, by a decision of the Moscow
State International Relations Institute's Scientific Council, she was conferred
on "Medal of Merit".
Mother of three kids.