Moscow and Delhi are just about to complete negotiations for delivery of Russian strategic bombers Tu-22 to India on leasing terms, Russian Vice Premier Ilya Klebanov announced in the Indian capital on Tuesday. In the next few months, the sides may conclude a contract for the lease of four aircraft of this type, he added. The transaction is being negotiated under a recently signed program of military-and-technical cooperation between the two countries up to the year 2010, which focuses on joint projects related to aviation, naval military equipment and other spheres of military production.
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