Vasily Nebenzya, the former Russian deputy foreign minister, has been appointed as the Russian permanent representative to the United Nations and the UN Security Council.

Nebenzya, the Russian deputy foreign minister, was announced to become a candidate for the post of the Russian envoy to the UN in May.

Former Russian Ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin, who had occupied the post since 2006, passed away in February on the eve of his 65th birthday. His deputy temporarily took over as the envoy to the United Nations.


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