Romania intends to further its relationship with Russia in all spheres, including politics, economics and interparliamentary links, said Chairman of the House of Deputies of the Romanian parliament Valer Dornianu in a RIA Novosti interview on Tuesday before embarking on a four-day official visit to Moscow. The sides must join efforts to "dynamize bilateral relations," in the sphere of economic ties in the first place, stressed Dornianu, who believes parliamentary diplomacy is capable of outlining further steps executive authorities have to take to develop all-round cooperation between two countries and streamline the effort to strengthen bilateral contacts. Romanian ministers for foreign affairs and industry will visit Moscow in the near future, Dornianu said. The sides are also making preparations for Prime Minister Adrian Nastase's trip to Russia.
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