Russia's government is gathering for a routine session tomorrow--the year's last. Last brushstrokes were today applied to its updated agenda. The central issue concerns a preliminary summing-up of social and economic achievements throughout the year, and blueprints for next year's economic policies. All the five Deputy Prime Ministers--Alexei Kudrin, Victor Khristenko, Ilya Klebanov, Alexei Gordeyev and Valentina Matvienko--will make reports, the government information board said to RIA Novosti. The session will also debate a priority list of power industrial projects for next year's investment programme, Igor Yusufov, federal Minister of Power Industry, reporting. The conferees will also discuss several legislative drafts.
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