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Encyclopedia > Vitaly I. Churkin

Vitaly Ivanovich Churkin (born February 21, 1952 in Moscow) is the current Permanent Representative (Ambassador) of the Russian Federation to the United Nations. He replaced Andrey I. Denisov on May 1, 2006, when he presented his credentials to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan. February 21 is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Location Position of Moscow in Europe Government Country District Subdivision Russia Central Federal District Federal City Mayor Yuriy Luzhkov Geographical characteristics Area  - City 1,081 km² Population  - City (2005)    - Density 10,415,400   8537. ... An ambassador, rarely embassador, is a diplomatic official accredited to a foreign sovereign or government, or to an international organization, to serve as the official representative of his or her own country. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Andrey I. Denisov, born on October 3, 1952 in Kharkiv, is the current Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations. ... May 1 is the 121st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (122nd in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United Nations Secretary-General is the head of the Secretariat, one of the principal divisions of the United Nations. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


He graduated from the Moscow Institute for Foreign Affairs in 1974, and began working for them then, and received a PhD in history from the USSR Diplomatic Academy in 1981. He was then Director of the Information Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)/ Russian Federation. He also served as a spokesman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, and was Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation from 1992 to 1994. 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... PhD usually refers to the academic title Doctor of Philosophy PhD can also refer to the manga Phantasy Degree This is a disambiguation page — a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ... For other senses of this word, see history (disambiguation). ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Soviet redirects here. ...


Prior to his current diplomatic post, Churkin was his country’s Ambassador to Belgium from 1994 to 1998, and to Canada from 1998 to 2003. He was then Ambassador-at-Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, a post he held from 2003 to 2006. 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


He is also the chairman of the Senior Officials of the Arctic Council. He is fluent in French and English. Current logo The Arctic Council is a high-level intergovernmental forum which addresses issues faced by the Arctic governments and the indigenous people of the Arctic. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


1974 - graduated from the Moscow Institute for Foreign Affairs 1981 - PhD in history from the USSR Diplomatic Academy


1974 - joined the USSR Foreign Ministry 1974-79 - staff member of the USSR delegation to the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks 1979-82 - third secretary, US desk, USSR Foreign Ministry 1982-87 - second, first secretary, USSR Embassy in Washington DC 1987-89 - staff member, International Department, CPSU Central Committee 1989-90 - special adviser to the USSR Minister of Foreign Affairs 1990-91 - Director, Information Department, Spokesman of the USSR Foreign Ministry 1992-94 - Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation, Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation to the talks on Former Yugoslavia 1994-98 - Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Belgium, Liaison Ambassador to NATO and WEU 1998-2003 - Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Canada 2003 - April 2006 - Ambassador at Large, MFA, Chairman of Senior Arctic Officials, Arctic Council, Senior Official of Russia at the Barents/Euro-Arctic Council


In 1985 he undertook a speaking tour of United States universities during which he defended Soviet policies in Eastern Europe and Afghanistan with particular zeal, proving his absolute allegience to the totalitarian Soviet state.


April 8, 2006 - Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations, Representative of the Russian Federation at the UN Security Council Diplomatic rank - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (1990) April 8 is the 98th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (99th in leap years). ...


External links

  • Russian mission to the UN
  • New Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation Presents Credentials - UN press release
  • Arctic Council home page
Preceded by:
Andrey I. Denisov
Russian Ambassador to the United Nations
2006 -
Succeeded by:
Incumbent

 
 

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