Vitaly Ivanovich Churkin (Russian: Виталий Иванович Чуркин; 21 February 1952 – 20 February 2017) was a Russian diplomat and former child actor. He was the Ambassador of Russia to the United Nations from 1 May 2006 until his death. He was also the Ambassador of Russia to Belgium from 1994 to 1998.
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- "Скончался постпред России в ООН Виталий Чуркин, мир соболезнует" (in Russian). RIA Novosti. Retrieved 20 February 2017.