The Russian Ministry of Finance has paid 24,637,000 US dollars to repay the debt to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The Finance Ministry reported this. The previous payment was made on April, 24 and amounted to 21,071,000 US dollars and 11,989,000,000 Japanese yens. The total sum of payment was 113 million US dollars. As of January, 1, 2002, the Russian debt to the IMF was estimated at 7.5 billion US dollars. Since last January Russia has paid the Fund about 480 million US dollars. As a whole Russia is intending to pay the IMF 1.5 billion US dollars this year.
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