Darya Oreshkina Wiki: Partner Of Journalist Masha Gessen

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Darya Oreshkina is the wife of Masha Gessen, a Russian-American journalist, author, translator and activist. Gessen is nonbinary and trans and uses they/them pronouns. Masha now live in New York with their husband and children. They have been married for more than a decade and have three children. Oreshkina has supported Gessen’s transition and their children have also been taught to respect Gessen’s gender identity. Masha Gessen left Russia for Boston in 1981, when she was 14 in one of the last waves of Jewish emigration. Masha lives have become entwined in other ways too.

Darya Oreshkina Partner & Children

Darya Oreshkina’s partner, Masha Gessen was born into a Jewish family in Moscow to Alexander and Yelena Gessen. They hold both Russian and US citizenship. Their brothers are Keith, Daniel, and Philip Gessen.


As of 2023, their eldest son, Vova, was born in 1997 in Russia and was adopted by Gessen from an orphanage in Kaliningrad for the children of HIV-positive women. In 2001, their daughter, Yolka, 21, was born to Gessen in the U.S. In Feb 2012, their third child, a son, Senya, 11, was born in February 2012.

Masha Gessen was previously married with Svetlana Generalova. They tied knot in 2004 and later they divorced. They has a brother named, Keith Gessen.

Darya OreshkinaProfile
Real NameDarya Oreshkina
Nick NameDarya
Age50 years old (in 2023)
Famous ForMasha Gessen’s wife
BirthplaceMoscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
(now Russian Federation)
HeightIn Feet Inches: 5′ 6″
In Meters: 1.66 m
In Centimetres: 166 cm
Weight (approx.)In Kilograms- 64 kg
In Pounds- 132 lbs
Shoe Size6 (US)
Eye ColorBrown
Hair colorDark Brown
Martial StatusMarried
SpouseMasha Gessen
Children?Vova, Yolka and Senya
Educational QualificationsGraduate
Favorite ColorWhite
Social Media AccountsInstagram: Not Active

Darya Oreshkina Age

Darya Oreshkina is her 50s. Her exact date of birth is not known. While her partner, Gessen tested positive for the BRCA mutation. Gessen said,

“I remember, at the age of five […] hoping that I would wake up a boy. A real boy. I had people address me by a boy’s name. My parents, fortunately, were incredibly game. They were totally fine with it.”

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Lesser Known Facts About Darya Oreshkina

  • Darya Oreshkina’s partner, Gessen taught as a distinguished professor at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York, in June 2023.
  • Gessen have been a staff writer for The New Yorker, since 2017.
  • Gessen became a “professional patient”, quizzing medical experts for opinions.
  • They have activist who has been an outspoken critic of Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump.


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