I wish Churkin was as tough as his predecessor on matters of principle

The Russian ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly I. Churkin, was playful when asked about the notion of a prohibition on drinking at UN. "My national response is there should be no drinking during business sessions," he said. "After hours is a personal matter. We all have our private lives, don't we?""
Compare it to
"The UN building is owned by all the member-nations, while the secretary general is just a hired manager," Russian ambassador to UN Sergeu  Lavrov said of Secretary General Kofi Annan's ban on smoking at UN headquarters.

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