The total volume of investments in housing construction exceeded 28bn rubles (about $940m) in the Moscow region over the first nine months of 2001. This was declared at a research conference devoted to the attraction of additional investments in the economy of the region. Most investments go mainly to housing construction. 1.712 square meters of apartments were built since the beginning of 2001. According to forecasts, 1.6m square meters will be built in multi-storied buildings and 1.127m - in single family dwellings this year.
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