Galina Karelova, Deputy Speaker of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, is WPL’s new Ambassador of Russia. Ms. Karelova serves as a member of the Federation Council Committee on Social Policy. Having served as Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Development, Ms. Karelova was actively involved in the protection of the rights of women and children.

She was the coordinator of the presidential program “Children of Russia”, aimed at rehabilitation of disabled children and providing social assistance to orphans. She additionally held the position of Chairman of the Women’s Issues Commission, focusing largely on women’s contribution to economic growth. Having been awarded for her accomplishments, she has received the Order of Honour which recognises high achievements in government.