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Vitaly Churkin, der russische UN-Botschafter ist “plötzlich verstorben”
Am Tage vor seinem 65. Geburtstag ist der vitale, populäre und brilliante Spitzendiplomat V. Churkin der die Russischen Föderation bei den Vereinten Nationen vertrat, in einem New Yorker Hospital gänzlich unerwartet verschieden. Er war zuvor in seinem New Yorker Büro zusammengebrochen. Churkin vertrat Russland seit 2006 als UN Botschafter und wußte sein Land in vielen kritischen Situationen (‘Kosovokonflikt’ ,’ Georgienkrise’, ‘Syrienkonflikt’) mit viel diplomatischem Geschick und dank genauer Kenntnisse von Völkerrecht und Kollegenschaft zu repräsentieren. Noch vor wenigen Tagen trat er energisch und kraftvoll in der Öffentlichkeit in Erscheinung. Die Ursache für sein plötzliches Ableben ist bis dato unbekannt.
Im UN-HAptqurtier wurde heute früh eine Schweigeminute für ihn abgehalten. Mit ihm geht eine wichtige Stimme für Frieden und Völkerverständigung verloren. Er war der vierte russische Diplomat, der innerhalb der letzten drei Monate unerwartet verschied. http://theduran.com/4-dead-russian-ambassadors-in-3-months/

RT international skizziert Churkins allseits beliebte Persönlichkeit in folgenden biografischen Notizen:

His natural charisma led him to a brief career as a child actor and at the age of 11, he appeared in several movies, including the 1963 film “Blue Notebook” about Vladimir Lenin.
In 1974, Churkin graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations and in 1981 obtained a Ph D in History. In addition to English, Churkin also spoke French and Mongolian.
In 1974, he joined the diplomatic service as a translator, where his language skills proved invaluable during the SALT-2 talks in Geneva. From 1979 to 1982, Churkin worked at the Soviet Foreign Ministry’s department covering the United States. He was subsequently appointed Third Secretary at the Soviet Embassy in Washington.
From 1989 to 1990, Churkin served as press secretary to Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze (who was later president of Georgia) before being promoted to the post of Director of the Foreign Ministry’s Information Department. In 1992, Churkin became the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs under his university course mate, Andrey Kozyrev. From summer 1992 until October 1994, Churkin served as the Special Representative of the Russian President in the Balkans and took part in negotiations during the Bosnian conflict, during which time he also held regular briefings with foreign journalists.
During the following years Churkin served as Russian ambassador to Belgium (1994-98) and to Canada (1998-2003). He then became Ambassador-at-Large for the Foreign Ministry, before finally becoming Russia’s representative to the United Nations in April 2006.
Over the course of his career, Churkin defended Russian interests on a number of contentious issues, including the disputed status of Kosovo as well as 2008 Russian-Georgian war and the Syrian conflict. He is survived by his two children, Anastasia and Maksim.” https://www.rt.com/news/377988-russian-ambassador-churkin-un-dies/
Wir schließen uns der Trauer Um Vitaly Churkin an. Mit ihm verliert die Welt einen wichtigen Kämpfer für  eine bessere Welt.