In 2002, the Russian nuclear power facilities are expected to produce 144 billion kilowatt/hours of electricity, or 7 billion more than was the target for this year, RIA Novosti was told at the press center of Rosenergoatom nuclear power concern. This year, electricity generation at nuclear facilities will also increase by 7 billion kilowatt/hours year-on-year. The Russian nuclear power sector has a great potential for further boosting the efficiency of nuclear power reactors. There is also a reserve in the utilisation rate of installed capacity of power units. The world's average indicator is 79 percent, Russia's approximately 70 percent.
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