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Vitaly Ivanovich Churkin 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 then Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan. » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Russia Blocks 'House of Cards' Episodes Filming at UN
2014-07-02
Film buffs may have expected Russia's ambassador to the UN, Vitaly Churkin, to welcome the producers' request, having starred in several films in his youth before casting aside his acting ambitions in favor of a career in diplomacy. Less than half an ...
(The Moscow Times)
  1. Frank Underwood loses: Russia blocks 'House of Cards' from filming at UN

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Lend me your ears, Netanyahu says as Iran's nuclear deal looms
2014-07-02
Last week Russia's ambassador at the U.N., Vitaly Churkin, complained that, “any information not backed up by concrete facts could have a negative impact on the conduct of negotiations of the group of six and Iran.” A reference to the current arms ...
(Al-Arabiya)
  1. Russia Urges Ban on Syria Militants' Oil Trade

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Russian UN envoy sees prospect of terrorist state in Syria, Iraq
2014-06-27
Vitaly Churkin on Thursday pointed to the rapid advance of al-Qaida-inspired terrorists from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant who are active in Syria and have crossed the border and captured a large swath of Iraqi territory. Churkin, the ...
(AirForceTimes.com)

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    Iraq Militants Executed 160 Captives -Rights Group
    2014-06-27
    Vitaly Churkin, the current president of the U.N. Security Council, said he told the 14 other council members that a terrorist state "is a very, very serious prospect" that the council needs to address "because really we are lagging behind…in our ...
    (Wall Street Journal)
    1. Iraq's top cleric urges quick deal on new PM

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    P5 1 and Iran to hold talks in Vienna - Churkin
    2014-06-26
    New round P5 1 and Iran talks over its nuclear program will be held July 2-15 in Vienna, said Russia's permanent representative in the UN Vitaly Churkin. "The parties have started to work directly on the text of the future agreement, which will ...
    (The Voice of Russia)
    1. Russia says next Iran atom talks to be marathon, slams UN experts

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    Russia's Ambassador to UN: Russian journalists' murder in Ukraine could be ...
    2014-06-24
    THE UNITED NATIONS, June 24. /ITAR-TASS/. The recent killing of Russian journalists in Ukraine as a result of mortar shelling could have been deliberate, Russia's Ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, said at a UN Security Council meeting ...
    (ITAR-TASS)
    1. Russia hopes truce terms in Ukraine will be observed by all sides — UN envoy
    2. Kiev distorts UN position on peace plan of Poroshenko - Russian envoy to UN
    3. Russian Federation Council to Cancel Decree on Use of Armed Forces in ...

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    Russian diplomat urges UN to probe into oil exports by terrorists in Syria, Iraq
    2014-06-24
    ... the revenues from which replenish the financial resources of terrorist organizations, including the fast-growing Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), Russian Ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin said Monday upon the results of a meeting ...
    (ITAR-TASS)
    1. UN should investigate issue of illegal oil exports by terrorists – Russian ...
    2. Russia urges UNSC to look into terrorist groups selling Iraqi oil to finance ...

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    UN finds no 'common ground' on statement deploring deaths of Palestinians
    2014-06-23
    By Edith M. Ledere The Associated Press. Russia's U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin ;. Russia's U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin says council was unable to find "common ground" in statement deploring deaths of Palestinians. AP Photo/John Minchillo ...
    (Globalnews.ca)
    1. UN urges Israeli restraint in hunt for teens
    2. UN Fails to Agree on Condemnation of Israel
    3. UN Security Council fails to agree on statement condemning Israel

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    After Ukraine Claimed Support for Poroshenko Plan, Ban Delivers
    2014-06-22
    Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin called a 12:30 pm press conference to respond to Sergeyev. Photo here. Inner City Press asked Churkin about spokesman Dujarric's praise for the Secretary General of the Poroshenko plan. Churkin said, “I'll have to look ...
    (Inner City Press)
    1. Churkin: Russia Doesn't Support Imposing Embargo on Supplying Weapons to ...

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