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Kelantan ruler's Russian wife opens up about her life on Instagram

The Star Online logo The Star Online 11/7/2019 Rashvin S. Bedi
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PETALING JAYA: The wife of Kelantan Sultan Muhammad V, Oksana Rihana Petra, has allowed her followers a peek into her life.

Taking to Instagram on Wednesday (July 10), Oksana said she was born on July 10 in Astrakhan, Russia, and spent her childhood and school days in Taganrog, Rostov-on-Don region.

She said as a teenager, she went to Oxford summer school to study English.

Then in 2009, she moved to Moscow and became a student at the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics. She graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Economics in 2013.

In 2015, she won the "Miss Moscow" beauty contest.

She then created her own swimwear and beach fashion brand, while studying at the Moscow school of radio and television.

In an earlier Instagram post on July 7, Oksana said in Malay that she and her future husband continued communicating with one another on the phone after their first meeting.

She said they wanted to meet another time, but it proved difficult because of her modelling contract and the fact that they were living far from one another.

According to Oksana, she was offered a one-year contract outside Russia by a big company, but this required her to move to New York.

“At the time, my future husband was disappointed and asked me not to make any decisions until we met again one more time,” she said, adding that she received an invitation to go Malaysia with her parents.

She said she accepted the invitation.

Oksana said they were fascinated by the country, and she fell in love with Malaysia.

“I will not forget the romantic night when my future husband opened his heart and told me that he had fallen in love with me the first time we met.

“He told me that he felt easy with me and wanted me to become his wife. That was the start of our love story.

"Malaysia is where my child was born, and I know I have made the right choice,” she said.

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