Aliya Prokofieva. Biography.

Aliya Prokofieva. Biography.

30.12.2017 / Articles / Comments (0)

Aliya S. Prokofyeva (Aliya – emphasis on “i“) was born on September 14, 1986 in Leningrad. Aliya, a visionary in the field of the space, founded the international space company “Galaktika”; she promotes space ideas and engages in active public activities.


Aliya was born in Leningrad in the family of astrophysicists. She grew up in the environment of science and creativity and was engaged in dancing, drawing, choreography; she graduated from music school with the specialization in piano. Aliya played tennis, took part in European competitions in taekwondo. Since an early age she has studied English and French languages and has achieved complete mastery over them.

Aliya’s views, ideas and interests were mainly formed by her aunt and mother who were scientific workers engaged in astrophysics and introduced Aliya into the particularities of their profession. Her mother, Umarbaeva Nina Duysekenovna, managed the Pulkovo Observatory that the American astronomer Benjamin Gould called “the astronomical capital of the world”. A huge amount of time that Aliya spent in the observatory as a child played a decisive role in choosing the field of work in the future. The cosmic theme can be easily found in her children’s drawings: even as a preschool girl, she drew orbital settlements, space objects and alien life.


Aliya Prokofyeva studied at the Physics and Mathematics Lyceum of Saint Petersburg No. 366. At the age of 12, at her mother’s request, Aliya left Russia and entered a private boarding school in England. Knowledge of foreign languages ​​allowed her to successfully complete the English school and return to Russia at the age of 14. Upon her return Aliya entered one of the best schools in Saint Petersburg – the gymnasium No. 642 “The Earth and the Universe”, from which she graduated with a silver medal.


In 2003, Aliya entered the Saint Petersburg State University to follow the specialization of international marketing. She was commended by many teachers; and due to her outstanding academic abilities Aliya has completed three internships over the educational course:

• 2005 – Dublin (Trinity College Dublin);

• 2006 – Milan (Bocconi University);

• 2006 – Paris (HEC Business School).

In 2009 Aliya Prokofyeva graduated from the Saint Petersburg State University with a Diploma with Honours.


The first Aliya’s internship was held under the guidance of her mother in her telecommunication company. After the graduation from the Saint Petersburg State University, Aliya worked and lived in two cities – in Moscow and Saint Petersburg. With the support of her mother Aliya has started her first business in Saint Petersburg in 2011, simultaneously engaging in designing and selling yachts.

Aliya Prokofyeva has a vast experience in implementing projects at various levels. Aliya participated in the following projects:

– project for the development of one-company towns in Russia (for the government of the Russian Federation);

– project for the Moskva River embankment development (international competition);

– project for the development of the Bolshoy Ussuriysky Island;

– project for the integrated development of the island of Crimea;

– project for the development of fuel cell technologies;

– opening of a plant for the production of aviation components (with the elaboration of legislation changes)

– projects in the field of renewable energy including the projects of the solar station in the Altai and the project for the wind farms.

From 2012 to 2016 Aliya Prokofyeva had been a cofounder of “Energia” group of companies.

In 2016, Aliya founded “Galaktika” group of companies – an international full circle aerospace company. Aliya Prokofyeva enlists all the best minds of Russia and abroad: engineers, designers, developers and other specialists. The company’s goal is to expand the habitat limited to our planet, to push the boundaries outside the Earth, and to develop new space products.

Also, Aliya Prokofyeva actively engages in awareness-building work, acting as a speaker at various international and Russian forums, seminars, conferences: “Open Innovations” (Skolkovo), X Eurasian Economic Forum (Italy, Verona), International Space Conference (Luxembourg), etc.

Personal life.

Aliya Prokofyeva is married.

Name change

Until 2016, Aliya’s name was Olga. In middle of 2016 she decided to return the name that was given to her by the mother at birth – Aliya.


• Honours graduate of Saint Petersburg State University;

• Member of the Board of Trustees of the Miklukho-Maklay Foundation;

• Member of the Expert Council for Modernization of Economics under the President of the Russian Federation;

• Mentor at SKOLKOVO Moscow School of Management. 


1. Creation of next generation space and launch vehicles.

2.  Support for private space initiatives.

3. Successful commercialization of the potential and achievements in space development.

4. Foundation of an international design bureau allowing for an international cooperation.

5. Venture of a modern and unique system of private full circle launching services: from passenger transportation on Earth to interplanetary travel.

6. Opening of new markets for space products.

7. Expanding the boundaries of human habitation and the limits of the Earth.

9.  Introduction of new high technologies in the field of space feeding


1. Galaxy

Private International Aerospace Company


Rocketry, manned space vehicles, new materials

2. The orbital city of Efir

International initiative for the first space settlement

Task: to create an ecosystem to support and develop the advanced space technologies that can also be useful to Earth

3. Galaktika shop

Introduction of unique space products based on the cutting-edge space technologies

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4. Galaktika Games

The project of creating space games in the field of “edutainment”