Marina Starkova was born in Russia, she left Moscow University with MA Honours degree in history. After starting out as a journalist in Moscow, Marina moved to London where she worked as a journalist and TV presenter on a daily sports program.
In 2003 she established Red Square Projects Limited a public relations company with which she is still involved. At Red Square Projects, Marina was head of the lifestyle management department looking after high net worth Russian individuals. Marina continues to manage the personal interests of a number of wealthy Russian individuals and is to be found at most significant Russian events taking place in London.