Russia and India are working on a project to design a new fifth generation combat aircraft, a RIA Novosti correspondent quoted Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Ilya Klebanov as saying on Tuesday. According to Mr. Klebanov, at the moment the work to prepare this project is underway in India. Most probably, details of the project will be released to experts in the first quarter of 2002. "Russia will present the project and India's participation in it," Mr. Klebanov stressed. He added that a tender would be held to determine the contractor to build the plane. Russian corporations Sukhoi and MiG might participate in the tender.
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