Body Vitaly Churkin delivered home
MOSCOW, February 23. /TASS/. The plane with the body of the permanent representative of Russia to the UN Vitaly Churkin has landed in the capital airport Sheremetyevo. The Russian diplomat died in the USA on 20 February, the day before your 65th birthday.
On Wednesday, Churkin said goodbye to the staff of the permanent mission in new York, diplomats and staff of the UN Secretariat.
In Moscow, a memorial service will be held on February 24. “The ceremony of farewell to the permanent representative of the Russian Federation to the UN Vitaly Churkin will be held February 24 at 10:30 in the Great hall mourning CDB YAC President (street of Marshal Timoshenko, 25)”, — informed the Russian dipvedomstva. Diplomat will be buried on Troekurov cemetery.
Churkin died in working post. “This post has always been the combat,” — said in connection with the death of his colleague and friend the foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov. He stressed that Churkin was an outstanding diplomat. “So we will remember him, so he will remember our nation and the world diplomacy”, — the Minister believes.
Condolences in connection with death of the Russian Ambassador received from various countries-from politicians, diplomats, heads of international organizations. “We thank everyone who took our loss as his. I would like to assure you that all incoming in the Russian foreign Ministry information, letters and words of support in connection with this irreparable loss will be handed over to the family of Vitaly Churkin,” — said the official representative of the Russian depodesta Maria Zakharova.
Churkin was born on 21 February 1952 in Moscow in the family of aviation engineer. 8 APR 2006 held the position of permanent representative to the UN in new York, was the representative of Russia in the UN Security Council. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday posthumously awarded the diplomat of the order of Courage.