Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree appointing Maria Lvova-Belova to the post of children’s ombudsman. The corresponding document is published on website The Kremlin.
Maria Lvova-Belova has been appointed for a five-year term. It is clarified that the decree comes into force on the day of its signing by the head of state, on October 27.
Maria Lvova-Belova began her social activities as a volunteer social worker, helped refusenik children in hospitals in the city of Penza. She is a graduate of the 4th stream of the program for the development of the personnel management reserve of the Higher School of Public Administration of the RANEPA (“school of governors”). In 2014, Lvova-Belova established the Kvartal Louis ANO, a non-profit organization dedicated to the development of supported living, education and employment for young people with disabilities who are left without a family.
From 2017 to 2019, she was a member of the Public Chamber, from 2019 – a member of the Presidium of the General Council of United Russia. In 2020, Lvova-Belova took the post of Plenipotentiary Representative of the Federation Council under the Presidential Ombudsman for the Rights of the Child.
In addition, Maria Lvova-Belova is a mother of many children, she is raising five natural children, as well as four adopted ones. At the same time, he is a guardian of 13 young people with a disability status (all over 18 years old).
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