Ella Pamfilova, Russian politician
Ella Pamfilova is an influential Russian politician, founder of the movement For a Healthy Russia. She believes that the main wealth of a person is love of people, so the politician calls herself a very rich woman. By the way, she is a candidate for President in 2000 and former chairman (2004 – 2010) of the Civil Society Institute and Human Rights Council of the Russian Federation.
The girl was born on September 12, 1953 in Almalyk, USSR (now Uzbekistan). At school she was a very active and creative child, participated in extracurricular activities. For example, Ella was entrusted to give flowers to General Secretary Nikita Khrushchev, when the secretary-general came to Tashkent.
After school the girl decided not to stay in Central Asia and went to the capital of the Soviet Union. There she wanted to enter the Moscow State University. But in those days it was not enough just to pass the entrance exams. Ella was not admitted to the MSU for the reason that she did not pay the Komsomol fees in time. Then the girl chose another university and entered the Moscow Power Engineering Institute.
The first place of work of the future politician was the Central Repair and Mechanical Plant. There the girl worked as a master and eventually took the place of chairman of the trade union committee. 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 Ella became the first woman to run as a candidate in a Russian presidential election campaign and took the seventh place. Nevertheless, Pamfilova remained working in the government.
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 had been a head of the President Vladimir Putin’s Human Right Commission.
However, in 2010 Ella Alexandrovna, disagreeing with the decisions of the Cabinet, voluntarily resigned. Nevertheless, four years later the politician, as an experienced professional, was asked to return. Pamfilova became the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation and a year later was recognized as the most effective Russian politician.
Ella is divorced, has a daughter and a granddaughter. Panfilova and her husband lived together for 17 years.
What is more, Ella received Order For Merit to the Fatherland, Order of Honor, badge Honorary Worker of Russian Ministry of Labour, Order of the Russian Orthodox Church of the Holy Martyr Tryphon.