Vitaly I. Churkin, the Russian ambassador to the United Nations, dead at 64
UNITED NATIONS — Vitaly I. Churkin, the Russian ambassador to the United Nations, who represented his country through times of domestic tumult and rising tensions with the West, died on Monday morning while at work in Manhattan. He would have turned 65 on Tuesday.
The Russian government said he died suddenly but did not specify a cause. The New York City police said there were no indications of foul play. More from the New York Times here.