Ella Pamfilova, Russian politician
Ella Pamfilova was born on September 12, 1953 in Almalyk, USSR (now Uzbekistan).
She is a Russian politician, former deputy of the State Duma, candidate for President in 2000 and former chairman (2004 – 2010) of the Civil Society Institute and Human Rights Council of the Russian Federation.
In 1976-1989 Ella worked as an engineer at the trade union committee of the Central Repair and Engineering Plant Production Association Mosenergo. Then she became a People’s Deputy of the USSR and member of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR.
From 1991 to 1994, she had led The Ministry of Social Care under President Boris Yeltsin. Between 1994 and 1999, Pamfilova was elected three times as a member of the Russian Duma.
In 2000 she was the first woman to run as a candidate in a Russian presidential election campaign and received 1.01% of the votes.
In April 2002, she was elected as Chairman of the All-Russian Union of Public Associations Civil society – the children of Russia.
Since 2004 she has been a head of the President Vladimir Putin’s Human Right Commission.
On July 30, 2010 Pamfilova left the post of chairman of the Presidential Council for the Promotion of Civil Society Institutions and Human Rights.
Ella is divorced, has a daughter and a granddaughter.
Ella received Order For Merit to the Fatherland IV degree (29 July 2003), Order of Honor (18 November 2010), badge Honorary Worker of Russian Ministry of Labour, Order of the Russian Orthodox Church of the Holy Martyr Tryphon (1998), Legion of Honor (France, 2006).