"Some taxes, including the VAT," can be reduced in Russia, President of Russia Vladimir Putin said speaking at the visiting session of the World Economic Forum in Moscow on Tuesday. He reported about other moves which Russia intends to make with a view to reducing the risks similar to the financial crisis of 1998. The president mentioned first of all further reform of the tax system, reduction of the tax burden, and stabilisation in the sphere of taxation. Vladimir Putin also stressed that in the tax sphere it is necessary "to act very carefully but consistently."
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