Russian president Vladimir Putin has decreed to grant a recruitment delay for clerics. Under the decree, the delay is granted to clerics at the request of religious organisations. The document emphasises that the delay can be received only if religious organisations have nobody to replace the drafted clerics. By preliminary estimates, up to 300 individuals will be granted such delays.
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