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    Vasily Nebenzya is expected to assume the post of Russia's permanent representative to the United Nations shortly, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennadiy Gatilov said Monday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Speaking to reporters, Gatilovsaid that Nebenzya "will take office in a day or two," adding that "he will appear in New York in a day or two and will begin to fulfill his duties."

    Nebenzya, the Russian deputy foreign minister, was announced to become a candidate for the post 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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