An Il-76 aircraft of Russia's Ministry for Emergency Situations, carrying 35 tons of humanitarian aid for the Afghan population, made the first flight from Tajikistan's Dushanbe to the Bagram base in Afghanistan on Saturday. At the request of the Afghan government, aircraft of the Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations will deliver largely foodstuffs. Later, humanitarian aid for Afghanistan will be supplied also from another Tajik city, Kulyab, to which it will be delivered by rail from Russia.
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