The Russian republic of Tatarstan has a new version of the Bible thanks to the Idel-Press publishing house. For the first time in history, all 27 books of the new testament have been translated into Tatar. The Moscow Academic-Research Institute worked on the Tatar Bible, which has a print run of 25,000 copies. The new version is intended for those Tatars who follow Orthodox Christianity and not Islam. They call themselves "the baptised" and believe themselves to be a unique Turkic ethnic group. According to the state statistics committee, there are about 320,000 of such believers, who live in other regions as well as Tatarstan.
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