The share prices of leading Russian companies fell by 3-4% after the announcement that the Russian government had been dismissed.
At 16:30 today the price of shares in UES of Russia on the Russian Trading System had fallen by over 4%, YUKOS share prices had fallen by 2.5%, Gazprom share prices had fallen by 0.72% while Mosenergo share prices had fallen by 3.6% and Surgutneftegaz share prices had fallen by 2%. The only share prices to rise were those of LUKoil, which rose by 0.3%.
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