In new York held a farewell ceremony with Vitaly Churkin


At the permanent mission of Russia to the UN in new York held a farewell ceremony with Russian permanent representative to the international organization Vitaly Churkin.

RIA Novosti notes that the ceremony was held quietly, but it came more than a hundred people — members of the mission, the permanent representatives of member countries of the UN, the UN Secretary-General antónio Guterres and representatives of the Secretariat.

Vitaly Churkin will be buried on Troekurov cemetery in Moscow on February 24.

He died February 20 in new York.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, Churkin was posthumously awarded the order of Courage.