According to the results of November 2001, Russia was in fourth place in steel production in the world. It produced 4.628 million tons of steel, the International Iron and Steel Institute reported. China was in first place with 12.3 million tons of steel. It as followed by Japan and the USA with 8.125 and 6.198 million tons correspondingly. The institute analysts reported that a tendency for a reduction in steel production was observed in all top ten countries on this list.
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