Russian Vice Premier Valentina Matviyenko is leaving for Paris on Sunday, October 14 to attend the 31st session of the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation. The session, which opens on October 15, is held on the eve of the 55th anniversary of UNESCO. On Tuesday, October 16, Matviyenko will present a report about the main lines of cooperation between Russia and UNESCO.
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