Serbian Basketball Fans Honored Churkin’s Memory During Euroleague Game

Translated by Ollie Richardson 

21:48:02
23/02/2017

Tass.ru


Fans of the Serbian basketball club “Crvena Zvezda” (Red Star) honored the memory of the Russian diplomat Vitaly Churkin during a Euroleague match against the Turkish “Galatasaray”. The was reported to TASS by the basketball agent Mishko Razhnatovich.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKQ9bnOS2Pg

The permanent representative of the Russian Federation to the UN Churkin suddenly died in the US on February 20th, a day before his 65th birthday.

“During the match against ‘Galatasaray’ Serbian fans stretched out a banner in memory of Churkin,” said Razhnatovich. “On a banner created by the fans it is written: ‘Rest in peace, true friend of the Serbian people, Vitaly Churkin'”.

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