The administration of Russia’s Penza region approved a regional flag with the image of Jesus Christ on it as the state symbol of the region. Moslems and Catholics living in the region state their protests.
As the Inopressa.ru website informs, the very fact that this flag appeared demonstrates that Russia continues the searches of its Orthodox roots, and talks about Jesus Christ are no longer considered as politically incorrect. Originally, the Penza regional authorities planned to depict President Vladimir Putin on the flag, but later it was decided to depict Jesus Christ on the state symbol of the region.
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