Leyla Ilkham gyzy Aliyeva was born on 3rd July 1985, in Moscow. From 2006 until 2008 Leyla Aliyeva studied for her Master’s degree at MGIMO. Since the 10th of May 2007 Leila Aliyeva has headed the representation of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation in the Russian Federation. In May 2008 she became the General Coordinator of the O.I.C. Youth Forum for international dialogue. Leyla Aliyeva was made the Chair of AYOR – the Azerbaijan Youth Organization of Russia – in April 2009. On November 22nd 2011 Leyla Aliyeva received a special Certificate and Commendation from the United Nations.