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Ph.D. Vitaly I. CHURKIN Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations, New York

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1974 Graduated from the Moscow Institute for Foreign Affairs 1981 PhD in history from the USSR Diplomatic Academy 1974 Joined the USSR Foreign Ministry 1974-1979 Staff member of the USSR delegation to the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks 1979-1982 Third secretary, US desk, USSR Foreign Ministry 1982-1987 Second, first secretary, USSR Embassy in Washington DC 1987-1989 Staff member, International Department, CPSU Central Committee 1989-1990 Special adviser to the USSR Minister of Foreign Affairs 1990-1991 Director, Information Department, Spokesman of the USSR Foreign Ministry 1992-1994 Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation, Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation to the talks on Former Yugoslavia 1994-1998 Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Belgium, Liaison Ambassador to NATO and WEU 1998-2003 Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Canada 2003-2006 Ambassador at Large, MFA, Chairman of Senior Arctic Officials, Arctic Council, Senior Official of Russia at the Barents/Euro-Arctic Council since 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)