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TASS presents its film United Nations - 70 Years to Ban Ki-moon

February 20, 2016, 9:08 UTC+3 UN
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UN, February 20. /TASS/. TASS presented to UN Secretary General a television film called United Nations - 70 Years, which was made by the Agency and the Rossiya24 television channel.

The project’s head is TASS’s Director General Sergey Mikhailov, author and narrator - Mikhail Gusman, the Agency’s Deputy Director General.

The film demonstrates the variable activities of the UN in historic retrospective. The audience will see unique archives from the UN member countries as well as the Organization’s special rooms, to where reporters are never allowed. For example, a hall where take place closed meetings of the Security Council. The film’s team visited many hotbeds of tension throughout the planet where the UN peacekeepers are involved. One of the episodes is devoted to the special contingent in the Democratic Republic of Kongo.

The biggest part of the film is devoted to the jubilee 70th session of the UN General Assembly, in which Russia’s President Vladimir Putin took part. The film demonstrates exclusive interviews of the UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russia’s Ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin.

At the presentation of the film, Ban ki-Moon expressed hearty gratitude to Russians for the reception during his visits to Russia. He also expressed the desire to have this year, while he is in the office, opportunities to visit Russia in order to meet President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to thank them for the support he received from them during the work at the UN.

The Rossiya 24 television channel broadcasted the film in Russia during the 70th session of the UN General Assembly.

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