Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree "On a council affiliated to the President of the Russian Federation for culture and art." The council will work towards successfully implementing state policies in the art and cultural sphere. The president's main department for domestic policy will govern the council's activity.
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