On Saturday, the United States' Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld will arrive in Moscow to hold negotiations with his Russian analogue Sergei Ivanov. The Pentagon press service said Friday that in the focus of the upcoming Moscow talks will be antimissile defense and the struggle against international terrorism. Apart from Russia, prominent on Mr. Rumsfeld's route are visits to Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Pakistan and India. A Pentagon spokesman refused to dwell on the agenda of the forthcoming negotiations and with who else Mr. Rumsfeld is going to meet. He only said that the Pentagon chief intends to discuss a range of 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