A full-scale section of the Working Group on Aircraft Building within the Russian-British Intergovernmental Committee on Trade and Investment opens in London on Monday. Head of the Russian delegation is Valery Voskoboinikov, deputy director of the Russian Aerospace Agency (Rosaviakosmos). According to the Rosaerokosmos officials, Russian and British experts are due to discuss the current situation on the aircraft market along with the Russian-British cooperation in the aerospace industry. Among the issues to be discussed are supplies of Rolls-Royce engines for new Russian passenger aircraft, investment to the Russian aircraft industry and establishment of joint enterprises. The program to be developed by the Working group and the documents prepared for its implementation will be examined and approved by corresponding ministries.
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