Requiescat In Pace, Vitaly Churkin

Russia’s Longtime Ambassador to the United Nations Dies Suddenly

NEW YORK — Vitaly Churkin, 64, the Russian ambassador to the United Nations since April 8, 2006, died, apparently of a heart attack, on Feb. 20. A statement from the Russian mission to the UN said Churkin “died suddenly.”

Vitaly Churkin, Russia’s ambassador to the UN, died of an apparent heart attack on Feb. 20, 2017. He relished talking to the press, as he did here on Oct. 18, 2016. RICK BAJORNAS/UN PHOTO

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