Russian doctor killed in plane crash had ties to Vermont

CABOT, Vt. (AP) — A Russian doctor who died in the crash of a Russian military plane has left behind a husband with a Vermont law practice.

Dr. Yelizaveta Glinka, who was 54, was one of 92 people who died when a Tu-154 aircraft crashed on Christmas morning after taking off from an airport in the Black Sea community of Sochi. The plane was headed to Syria, and Glinka was bringing medicine to a hospital there.

She is the wife of Vermont bankruptcy attorney Gleb Glinka, who co-founded a Rutland law firm and remains a managing partner of the Moscow office. The Glinkas had a home in Cabot and had also lived in nearby Marshfield.