All tasks that are being implemented within a concept for reforming the economy of Russia will now be continued in the process of developing railroad transportation. Premier of the Russian Federation Mikhail Kasyanov declared this prior to a government session while introducing new Railroad Minister Gennady Fadeyev to the Cabinet of Ministers today. "The railroad industry will be reformed in accordance with the general concept for economic reforms, since this industry is a base one and influences most of the important matters."
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