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Margaret Besheer
Voice of America UN Correspondent; Dag Hammarskjold Fund for Journos Vice Chair; weekend royal watcher.
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Margaret Besheer 14h
While US officials sometimes disagreed w/ their Russian counterparts, Churkin played a crucial role in wrking w/ US on number of key issues
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White House statement says POTUS was 'saddened' to learn of 'accomplished diplomat' Amb Churkin's unexpected death. (1/2)
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MFA Russia 🇷🇺 22h
signed the Executive Order On Awarding Vitaly the Order of Courage (posthumously)
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United Nations 18h
Secretary-General & Security Council remembered Permanent Representative Vitaly Churkin on Tuesday -
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VOA Public Relations 21h
VOA Charter- signed by Pres. in '76, protects the editorial independence & integrity of VOA programming
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Nabil Abi Saab 21h
Emotional moments in Security Council - Interpreter crying while translating Ambassadors' condolences
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Margaret Besheer 21h
: Churkin's passing is a deep loss for , including SC, where his distinct voice was v present for past decade. We’ll miss that voice
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Margaret Besheer 21h
Emotional tributes to Amb Churkin from his colleagues: Outstanding diplo, brilliant, the spirit of the SC
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Margaret Besheer 22h
observes a moment of silence to mark passing of ambassador Vitaly Churkin
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Margaret Besheer Feb 20
Former Ban on Churkin: a privilege to work w/ him; he rep'd Russia w/ passion & dedication; was outstanding diplo & intellectual star.
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Margaret Besheer Feb 20
on death of Amb Churkin: "[he] was a uniquely skilled diplomat, a powerful orator with great wit, & a man of many talents & interests"
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Margaret Besheer Feb 20
issues statement mourning passing of Amb Churkin; notes lengthy diplo career; extends condolences to his family, govt & ppl of Russia.
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Gérard Araud Feb 20
A extraordinary colleague during my 5y in the UNSC. Abrasive, funny and technically impeccable. Sincere condolences.
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Kofi Annan Feb 20
Saddened by the sudden death of ambassador Churkin. I have known him for many years.
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РоссиЯ 🇷🇺 Feb 20
Deepest condolences to the family of Vitaly , one of the most prominent 'n diplomats. Thank you & Rest in Peace...
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Margaret Besheer Feb 20
Lovely photo of Amb. Churkin and his wife Irina at past UN correspondents dinner. He was always ready to engage with the press.
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Margaret Besheer Feb 20
says he was told Amb Churkin had "some sort of cardiac arrest" at the mission & was taken to the hospital where he died.
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Farnaz Fassihi Feb 20
Vitaly died of a heart attack this morning, NYFD spokesperson tells us.
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