In the cultural center "Salut" at the exhibition "Stronger than before" on February 20, they presented a sculpture of Elizaveta Glinka - a doctor who saved defenseless adults or children left without a home. On this day, the famous human rights activist would have turned 59 years old.
The sculpture was made by master Salavat Shcherbakov within the framework of the "Alley of Russian Glory" project. The ceremony was attended by friends of Dr. Lisa, relatives and colleagues.
The bust was made from photographs of Elizaveta Glinka and agreed with her family. According to the author, in this image, he tried to achieve absolute similarity in an open smile and elusive external fragility, but at the same time reflect internal strength and resilience.
“Dr. Liza always smiled,” said Shcherbakov. - In the image, we managed to preserve mercy and convey Liza's burning eyes. This monument is like a vaccine against the virus of indifference."
The monument was opened on the birthday of Doctor Lisa at the exhibition "Stronger than before": its main goal is to show that mercy and good deeds are eternal. The exhibition with the sculpture of Doctor Lisa will be presented in all regions of Russia during 2021, the organizers said.
State Duma Speaker Viacheslav Volodin previously told reporters that Elizaveta Glinka was a kind, sympathetic and merciful person, and her whole life was subordinated to one goal - saving people.
“Ella Alexandrovna Pamfilova introduced me to Elizaveta Petrovna Glinka. She asked to discuss with her an issue related to helping people in trouble. Elizabeth helped a lot, worried about someone else's misfortune as her own, - said Volodin. - It is in her nature to be where it is difficult. She was the first to go to Donbass to save seriously ill and wounded children. I used various opportunities for this and saved hundreds of lives."
In addition to the main exhibit, the sculpture of Elizaveta Glinka, the exhibition "Stronger than Before" contains over 200 exhibits dedicated to famous writers and statesmen, great commanders and emperors, outstanding military leaders, scientists, pilots and true heroes of Russia. Among them are Alexander Nevsky, Peter the Great, Fyodor Ushakov, Anna Akhmatova, Mikhail Lermontov and many others.
“Such events clearly show that the doctor’s work is not forgotten, but her hard work is continued and that those who need help will receive it. Elizaveta Petrovna devoted herself to that unique work, which is not given to everyone, not everyone can cope with it, and a difficult time gives strong people to reveal their positive qualities. And Doctor Liza has collected in herself all the good that is in the great traditions of Russian medicine,”said State Duma Deputy Gennady Onishchenko.
Earlier, in December 2020, in honor of the memory of the doctor, her selfless work, the organizers (producer of the national prize "Memory of the People: in the Name of Peace" and the project "Alley of Russian Glory") installed a bust of the patron saint of Elizabeth Glinka, St. Luke, in the park of the St. Alexis Hospital … A sketch of the future monument was also created in the workshop of the Alley of Russian Glory.
Elizaveta Glinka tragically died in a plane crash over the Black Sea on December 25, 2016. TU-154, delivering humanitarian aid for sick and wounded children to Syria, crashed near Sochi, killing crew members, journalists and soloists of the Alexandrov ensemble - a total of 93 people.