Anatoly Zhdanov / Kommersant
Permanent representative of Russia to the United Nations (UN) may become the Deputy head of Russian foreign Ministry Sergei Lavrov, Vasily sebenza. As writes on Friday, March 17, “Kommersant”, citing four sources at the Russian state structures, now seen as the main candidate on this post.
Interlocutors of the edition explained that the important role in this matter was the fact that before he came in June 2013 to his current position, nebesa held high posts in the Russian missions to the UN in new York and Geneva. In the foreign Ministry he started in 1983.
March 16, the Kremlin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Kommersant that the question of appointment of permanent representative to the UN “while no decisions have been taken”.
March 14, RIA Novosti, citing a number of sources in the state Duma, said that the main candidate to succeed Churkin is the permanent representative of Russia to NATO Alexander Grushko. He urged not to believe the rumors, Peskov said that the Kremlin has not yet decided on the candidacy to this post.
Permanent representative of Russia to the UN Vitaly Churkin died on 20 February in Washington on the eve of his 65th birthday. The acting Ambassador was the appointment of his first Deputy Pyotr Ilyich.
Vassily Nebenzia was born in 1962, in 1983 graduated from MGIMO. In 1996-2000 he served as a senior Advisor to the permanent mission of Russia to the UN in new York from 2003 to 2006 — Deputy Director of Department of international organizations Ministry of foreign Affairs, 2006-2011 — zampolpreda of the Russian Federation to the UN office in Geneva. In 2013 he received the appointment to the post of Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia.