Vitaly Ivanovich Churkin was a Russian diplomat and former child actor.
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Ambassador Churkin served as Russia's Permanent Representative to the United Nations from 2006 until his death in 2017.
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Previously he was Ambassador at Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Ambassador to Canada, Ambassador to Belgium and Liaison Ambassador to NATO and WEU, Deputy Foreign Minister and Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation to the talks on Former Yugoslavia, Director of the Information Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the USSR/Russian Federation.
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