Russian oil companies produced 30.4 million tons of oil in October 2001. This is 3.7 per cent more as compared to the previous month, the State Statistics Committee reported. Meanwhile, the volume of oil refining was 14.9 million tons, which is 0.2 per cent less than in September 2001. The production of gasoline amounted to 2.2 million tons, or 1.1 per cent more than last month. The total volume of gasoline production reached 22.8 million tons in the first ten months of 2001.
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