On Friday when speaking at the official meeting on the occasion of the Day of Agriculture and processing industries' worker Aleksei Gordeyev, Russian vice-premier and minister of agriculture stated that this year Russia managed to gather its grain harvest practically without losses. According to Gordeyev, grain output in Russia amounted to over 80 million tonnes in clean weight. He stated, in particular, that 8 million tonnes of grain were gathered in the Krasnodar territory, over 6 million tonnes were gathered in the Rostov region, 6 million tonnes - in Tatarstan and over 5 million tonnes - in the Altai territory.
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