The Russian diamond monopolist ALROSA and De Beers corporation held negotiations in Moscow and approved a draft of a new trade agreement. The ALROSA press service reported to RBC that the sides expressed their satisfaction with positive cooperation within the framework of the previous agreement and fruitful policies that allowed for coping with negative tendencies on the diamond market. As reported, during these negotiations, representatives of ALROSA and De Beers held a meeting with the Russian first deputy finance minister and the head of Gokhran, the state deposit of valuables.
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