As of today, about 3 million euro in cash have been brought to Russia, reported Russian Central Bank currency control and regulation department director Mikhail Tatyanchenko. The Central Bank representative noted that according to rough estimates, 10-15 million euro may be brought to Russia until January 1, 2002. He stressed the Central Bank had prepared a number of normative acts contributing to smooth introduction of euro into Russian reality.
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