Over 100 Russian and Ukrainian companies are expected to take part in the event, as well as the heads of 20 Russian and Ukrainian regional administrations. Apart from the Russian and Ukrainian Associations of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, the conference is being organised by the Public Council for Ukrainian-Russian Cooperation, the Odessa Regional Administration and the Foundation for Developing Business Cooperation. The forum will end on September 22.
Near the United Nations Glass Palace in New York, there is a metallic sculpture entitled "Evil Defeated by Good", representing Saint George transfixing a dragon with his lance. It was donated by the USSR in 1990 to celebrate the INF Treaty concluded with the USA in 1987