Today's trading opened with a slight fall in a lot of liquid shares on the Russian stock market today. Traders noted that this fall is connected with an unstable situation on the international oil market and a significant drop in the ruble exchange rate over the past several days. However, soon after the opening shares began rising and the majority of stocks reached the levels of yesterday's closing. Analysts forecasted that the situation on the Russian stock market will remain quiet until the end of this week and share prices will fluctuate insignificantly. To all appearances, no upsurge in activities of traders should be expected before the New Year as foreign investors have practically left the Russian stock market.
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