Russian President Vladimir Putin has directed Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov to look into a possibility of setting up an agency, with the President, that would regulate military-industrial complex activities, Deputy Prime Minister Ilya Klebanov said after attending a joint board meeting of the State Council and the Security Council. He added that a number of governors had advocated the measure. He went on to pronounce himself "categorically opposed" to the creation of such an agency.
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