The collective farm Alexeevski in Bashkiria has put to use a new greenhouse. It was built with the participation of specialists from the Netherlands. Opening up, Bashkiria's President Murtaza Rakhimov said it is a farming unit of "unique" capacity, producing 1,000 tonnes of vegetables annually. The technical director of the Dutch firm Holland Jos Opstahl said results of the greenhouse's second stage will not be long in waiting. The Dutch greenhouse features contour heating, horizontal and vertical screening which protects plants from overheating and preserves heat, carbon dioxide feeding and so on.
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