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Russian diplomat Vitaly Churkin buried in Moscow
14:08, 24 February 2017
Russian diplomat Vitaly Churkin buried in Moscow

Churkin died on February 20 in New York, the day before his 65th birthday

14:08, 24 February 2017

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Russia's permanent representative to the UN Vitaly Churkin was buried on the Troekurov cemetery in Moscow. Interfax agency reports this.

The farewell ceremony with the Russian diplomat and the funerals were held today in the big mourning hall of the Central Clinical Hospital of President Administration of the Russian Federation.

Related: Russia's permanent representative to the UN Churkin died: Biography

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov handed the Order of Courage to the widow of the diplomat, with which Churkin was posthumously awarded by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Related: Vitaly Churkin: Quotations about Ukraine

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