UN Honors Russian Ambassador

by Jack Long

On 20 February 2017, Russian Ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin died a few hours before his 65th birthday. Fellow UN Ambassadors spoke of him as a charismatic, caring, yet strong diplomat that deeply cared for the progress of his country and humanitarian issues.

Churkin, though, has garnered criticism with his support for al-Assad’s government forces in Syria, as well as his refusal to address the Crimean peninsula on the UN Security Council.

But for Russians, Churkin is seen as the embodiment of the New Russia. Strong, independent, as well as a world-player Churkin was an exemplification of this New Russia and the hopes of the Russian people in the 21st century.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s