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19.05.2015

“In 2007, Russia and the United States came up with a joint proposal to impart a multilateral character to the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles. Eight years later, isn’t it the time to return to this idea?” - Andrey Baklitskiy, PIR Center “Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation” Program Director.

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Name: Churkin, Vitaly I.
Affiliation: Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN, Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN Security Council
Biography :

Vitaly Churkin is a Russian diplomat. He graduated from Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) in 1974 and holds a doctorate in history. He holds the title of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary. He served in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs both domestically and abroad (United States, Belgium). In the Soviet Union, Churkin was an advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1989-1990, Press Secretary for the Minister of Foreign Affairs E. Shevardnadze, Head of the Office of Information of the MFA, and member of the MFA Collegium. In 1992, he was appointed Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. He served as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Belgium from 1994-1998, an Ambassador-at-Large for the MFA beginning in April 1998, and the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Canada from 1998-2003. He speaks English, French, and Mongolian.

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