The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov
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MOSCOW, February 24. /TASS/. Permanent representative of Russia to the UN Vitaly Churkin, who died suddenly on 20 February in new York, left a bright page in the history of Russian foreign policy and diplomacy. This was stated today by the Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov, speaking at the farewell ceremony for Ambassador.