The volume of passenger traffic of the Russian Siberia airlines, including flights of the Vnukovo Airlines, increased more than twice in the first nine months of this year as compared to the corresponding period last year, the company's press service reported. The cargo traffic rose more than two times as well. The airline company made 11,856 flights, which is 91 per cent more than in the first nine months of 2000. As of October 2001, Siberia Airlines owned 36 planes.
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