Alexander Veshnyakov, head of the Russian Central Election Commission, will observe preparation for the second round of governor elections to be held in the Altai region of Russia on January 6. Competitors in the second round will be Mikhail Lapshin, leader of the Agrarian Party of Russia, and incumbent head of the region Semyon Zubakin. Elections will be announced valid in the event no less than 50 per cent of voters turn out for the elections.
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