The Russian and Polish presidents have expressed support for the actions of the US administration and personally President George W. Bush in carrying out a counter-terrorist operation, said Poland's President Aleksander Kwasniewski, who is in Moscow on a working visit. He noted that Vladimir Putin had given a profound analysis of the present situation in the world in connection with the US counter-terrorist operation. "We should act in such a way," the Polish president said, "that our front is strong and united". It is necessary to remember that in Islamic countries too there are ardent peace-lovers. At the same time, Kwasniewski expressed the view that "the struggle will last longer than public opinion expects". On the whole, the Polish president noted, the negotiations were very frank. He expressed appreciation to Putin for his "openness"
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