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 Elizaveta Glinka

Born:   February 20, 1962
Deceased:   December 25, 2016

Outstanding humanitarian worker, charity leader and human rights activist


A famous philanthropist, the CEO  of the Fair Aid public charity fund, Elizaveta Glinka (widely known by her blogger nickname Doctor Liza) has long become the symbol of kindness, compassion and mercy. She was a member of the Russian Presidential Council on Civil Society and Human Rights.
Elizaveta Glinka was born  in Moscow on February 20, 1962.
In 1986 she graduated from the 2nd N. I. Pirogov Moscow State Medical Institute as a resuscitator.
In 1986 she emigrated to the USA with her husband. Elizaveta Glinka got her second higher education majoring in palliative medicine at Dartmouth College in 1991.
In 1999 Doctor Liza founded the first hospice at the Oncological Hospital of Kiev, Ukraine.
The year 2007 saw the foundation of the Fair Aid charity fund in Moscow by Elizaveta Glinka. The main objective of the organization is assisting the homeless, dying patients, lonely pensioners and disabled people, who have lost housing and means of livelihood.
In 2010 Elizaveta Glinka initiated fund raising for supporting victims of forest fires.
In 2012 she joined the Russian Presidential Council on Civil Society and Human Rights.
From May, 2015 Doctor Liza was a member of the Public Board of Claims to Printed Media.
In 2014-2016 she repeatedly visited Ukraine with humanitarian missions — for delivering medicines and food to hospitals and for evacuating sick children from battle zones.
In 2016 the human rights activist paid several charity visits to Syria.
Doctor Liza was a board member of VERA Hospice Assitance Fund and the president of VALE Hospice International.
Shortly before her untimely death Elizaveta Glinka was handed the State Award of the Russian Federation (2016) "for outstanding achievements in the field of human rights activities".
She was the holder of the Order of Friendship (2012), and a distinction "For Benefaction" (2015).
Among her numerous distinctions and prizes there was also Artem Borovik Award "Honour. Courage. Skill" (2008), a prize of the Silver Rain  radio station (2010), a prize of Muz TV "For Contribution to Life" (2011), Vladimir Vysotsky Award "One's Own Track" (2014), an St. Andrew the First-Called Award "for personal courage, mercy to people and selfless aid to the civilian population of Donbass" (2014), a medal of the RF Human Rights Commissioner "Hurry to Do Good" (2014).
Elizaveta Glinka perished in a jet crash over the Black Sea on December 25, 2016. The Russian government-owned plane Tu-154 was bound to Syria and Doctor Liza was on her mission with a shipment of medicines to a university hospital in Latakia.

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