Vladimir Putin has stated that he has no doubles. That was his answer to the question as to how he manages to stand such a busy schedule. At the same time, Putin said that he was going in for sports to keep himself fit. Asked whether he is superstitious, the Russian head of state answered: "No more and no less than anybody else." President was also asked where he had spent his first earned money. Answering this question, Putin said that when he was a student, he worked in a student construction team which was felling trees in the republic of Komi (Northern Regions of the Soviet Union). He earned "approximately one thousand rubles and that was a huge sum then." The Russian President confessed that he hadn't "put the money to good use."
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