Putin to lead Russian delegation at 70th UN GA session

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed an order approving members of a Russian delegation that will attend the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed an order approving members of a Russian delegation that will attend the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Under the documents posted on the official legal news website, the delegation will be led by the Russian president.

The delegation includes: Federation Council International Affairs Committee Chairman Konstantin Kosachyov, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, State Duma International Affairs Committee Chairman Alexei Pushkov, Russian Presidential Aide Yury Ushakov, Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov and Russian Ambassador to Russia Sergei Kislyak.

The list also includes: Alexander Pankin, Director of the Foreign Ministry Department of International Organizations; Mikhail Ulyanov, Director of the Foreign Ministry's Department for Non-Proliferation and Arms Control; and Vitaly Churkin, Russian Permanent Representative to the United Nations.

The Russian delegation will continue taking part in the 70th UN GA session proceedings after the Russian president leaves. The duties of the delegation head will be taken over by Lavrov, the document says.

"The Russian Foreign Ministry is to approve the list of advisors and experts, as well as the necessary technical personnel," the order says.

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