The candidacy of the new permanent representative of Russia to the UN is under discussion. This was stated by Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov in interview to the newspaper “Arguments and facts”.
“The candidacy of the new Ambassador of Russia in new York is in the prescribed manner, – said the head of the foreign Ministry. – Upon approval by the leadership of the country will be told”.
“The Ministry of foreign Affairs is doing everything necessary to perpetuate the memory of Vitaly Churkin, he said. – We are constantly receiving various initiatives from the Russian public, from foreign countries. In particular, it is considering the proposal for the appropriation of the Moscow school, where he studied under Vitaly Ivanovich, his name.”
Lavrov also added that “deals with ideas about to call in his honor the street or square in various cities of Russia, an international diplomatic award and a state award in his name, as well as scholarships for students of MGIMO”. “Of course, this requires the consent of the family of Vitaly Churkin, and thorough interagency study, in which we take an active part”, – stressed the Minister.
“For nearly 11 years, Churkin was on the advanced foreign lines, honorably performed his duty brilliantly defending the interests of the Russian Federation. Has always demonstrated high professionalism, ability in the most difficult situations to achieve the maximum possible, provide the necessary support to our approaches from like-minded people, Lavrov said. – Needless to say how intense was this work connected with permanent nervous and physical overload, which adversely affected his health.”
“President Vladimir Putin Vitaly Churkin was awarded the order of courage posthumously, – the Minister reminded. – Best quality Vitaly Churkin, his contribution to the strengthening of the authority of the world organization was registered in a special session of the UN General Assembly on 21 March”.