The course of development of Russian-Indian cooperation in the first quarter of this year in the context of the implementation of the agreements reached at the top level was discussed on Saturday by Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee. As the press service of the head of the Russian state reports, during a telephone conversation the sides expressed satisfaction with the results of contacts held on a regular basis between ministries and departments, as well as between the Security Councils of the two states. Discussed during the conversation were practical aspects of further development of interaction in the international arena, including within the framework of regional organisations, as well as some questions of trade and economic relations.
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