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USA: Russia's Vitali Churkin passes away in NYC *ARCHIVE*05:09

USA: Russia's Vitali Churkin passes away in NYC *ARCHIVE*

United States, Various locations
February 20, 2017 at 20:39 GMT -00:00 · Published

Archive footage shows the late Russian ambassador to the UN Vitali Churkin giving some of his characteristically smooth deliveries after the Russian diplomat passed away in New York City on Monday.

Churkin was reportedly rushed to New York Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan after he allegedly suffered heart problems at the offices of the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation on East 67th Street.

The 64-year-old had been Russia's UN representative since 2006. Before he took the post he was served as Ambassador at Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (2003-2006), as well as Ambassador to Canada (1998-2003), and Deputy Foreign Minister and Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation to the talks on Former Yugoslavia (1992-1994), among other top level diplomatic posts.

Passing away one day before his 65th birthday, Churkin is survived by his wife and two children.

USA: Russia's Vitali Churkin passes away in NYC *ARCHIVE*05:09
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Archive footage shows the late Russian ambassador to the UN Vitali Churkin giving some of his characteristically smooth deliveries after the Russian diplomat passed away in New York City on Monday.

Churkin was reportedly rushed to New York Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan after he allegedly suffered heart problems at the offices of the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation on East 67th Street.

The 64-year-old had been Russia's UN representative since 2006. Before he took the post he was served as Ambassador at Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (2003-2006), as well as Ambassador to Canada (1998-2003), and Deputy Foreign Minister and Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation to the talks on Former Yugoslavia (1992-1994), among other top level diplomatic posts.

Passing away one day before his 65th birthday, Churkin is survived by his wife and two children.

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