On Saturday, Moscow held a traditional Memory Day dedicated to journalists perished while carrying out their assignments. As usual, relatives and colleagues of the perished journalists had a traditional commemorative meeting in Moscow's House of Journalists. The tradition was initiated by the Russian Union of Journalists seven years ago. According to the Union, more than 200 journalists have perished on duty in various parts of Russia over the past decade. Sixteen of them have not come back from their assignments this year.
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