A considerable part of settlements in Russia is already made in euros, although the share of settlements in dollars is still high, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov told a press conference in the House of the Government. The head of the Russian government expressed confidence that the euro will become a single currency for many countries. He described the euro as a serious legal tender.
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