Ekaterina, a former Miss Moscow first runner-up, recently graduated medical school and was known to document her international travels, sharing more than 650 posts with nearly 100,000 followers on social media.
Her last Instagram post was on July 22 and showed her relaxing poolside with a glass of wine while on vacation in Greece.
“I travel often, but in ever country I spend no more than 3-5 days,” she wrote upon her return home. “The longest journey of my life was in Israel with my family, when I was 14. We went to visit for a while month, covered the whole country. Now I prefer to travel very often, but briefly...The impressions of such short trips remain the brightest.”
Our thoughts are with her friends and family during this tragic time.