An agreement on mutual understanding and cooperation in the field of humanitarian programs was signed between the Chechen government and non-government humanitarian organizations in Grozny on Wednesday. Over 20 representatives of international organizations affixed their signatures to the document, reported the press-service of the Chechen administration. A delegation lead by UN representative on humanitarian issues John McCalin, arrived in Grozny to sign the agreement. Under the document, the Chechen government undertakes to grant the staff of humanitarian missions free access to the population and ensure an unimpeded movement of humanitarian cargoes, designed for the needy, across Chechnya.
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