Wages of budget employees, except for teachers and doctors, will be increased 1.4 times as much instead of 1.89 times, Premier of the Russian Federation Mikhail Kasyanov declared in the State Duma today. According to him, only teachers' and doctors' wages will be increased 1.89 times as much. Kasyanov said that the government would do its best to increase budget wages and avoid "indebtedness."
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