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UNITED NATIONS, March 6 (Itar-Tass) - Vitaly Churkin, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation at the UN, referred to the death of Hugo Chavez as a tragedy. He said the President of Venezuela had done much for the development of relations with Russia and had left mark in world politics.
"He was a great politician to his country, Latin America, and the world. He played a very important role in the development of relations between Venezuela and Russia. We deeply grieve over his passing," Russia's UN Ambassador told journalists at the UN headquarters.
Earlier, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon had expresssed his condolences to the people of Venezuela on the death of Chavez. According to the Administrative Head of the World Body, Chavez the politician made his own contribution to the development of his country. The Secretary General promise to make an official statement concerning the death of Chavez later on.