The Presidents of Russia and Ukraine are due to meet the two countries' businessmen in the East Ukrainian city of Kharkov on December 14, said Russian Foreign minister Igor Ivanov, while speaking Thursday at the presentation of the Russia-Ukraine 1990-2000 collection of documents in Moscow. The minister said that the presentation was in fact the beginning of the Year of Ukraine in Russia launched by the initiative of the two countries' presidents and aimed at enhancing friendship and mutual understanding between the two brotherly peoples. "This is indeed a record of the Russian-Ukrainian relations," he said. "I believe that it will be continued."
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