The Russian Defense Ministry's Tu-154 aircraft en route to Syria from Moscow crashed soon after takeoff near Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi early Sunday. The plane was carrying 92 people including eight crew members, 64 musicians of the Alexandrov Ensemble, the official choir of the Russian army, nine reporters, Glinka, and two federal civil servants. All the passengers and crew members are feared dead.
"MSF offer their sincere condolences to the relatives, the friends and the colleagues of Dr Glinka who was a figurehead of Russian humanitarian medical action", Stephane Prevost, MSF Representative in Russia, said.
Glinka was awarded many times for her charity work. Among her most important awards are the State Award of the Russian Federation for outstanding achievements in the sphere of human rights activities received on December 8, 2016, the Decoration "For Beneficence" in 2015 and the Order of Friendship in 2012.
Monday is a national day of mourning of the Tu-154 crash victims in Russia.