In this Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, photo, New Zealand’s U.N. Ambassador Gerard van Bohemen, left, and Russia’s ambassador to the U.N., Vitaly Churkin, raise their hands as they join other members of the Security Council at the United Nations headquarters voting to pass a resolution supporting efforts by Russia and Turkey to end violence in Syria and jumpstart peace negotiations. Russian officials said Churkin died suddenly in New York City on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017.

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