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First Look UN envoys pay tribute after passing of Russia’s Vitaly Churkin. Who was he?

Mr. Churkin, whose decades-long career concluded as Russia's envoy to the United Nations, was remembered for being not only a fierce champion of Russian policy, but a personable colleague.

Richard Drew/AP

Diplomats from around the world shared tributes to Vitaly Churkin, Russia's ambassador to the United Nations and the longest-serving member of the Security Council, after news of his sudden death in New York on Monday.

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