Russia's biggest IT market players have formed a coalition against spam. Microsoft public relations representative in Moscow Mikhail Yakushev said in a press conference today that the coalition consists of such IT heavyweights as Microsoft, Rambler, Mail.ru, Golden Telecom, Subscribe.ru, Kaspersky Lab and Ashmanov and Partners.
Coalition participants expressed their concern about the problem of unsanctioned mail and intend to create a system to counter spam. To do this they plan to conduct a free exchange of experiences and perfect programming means in the battle with spam. They also plan to organize a working group to make recommendations to Russian legal authorities to make changes to the laws on advertising. 'Spam uses other network resources, violates private life, brings moral damages, blocks the reception of necessary information, and is also an unprincipled advertisement. Therefore, we must actively fight against it,' said Yakushev.
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