Russian President Vladimir Putin is satisfied with the way Russian-Polish relations are developing. Putin said this as opening a meeting with Polish Prime Minister Leszek Miller in the Kremlin. Vladimir Putin congratulated Miller on a convincing victory in the recent election in Poland. The President expressed hope that Leszek Miller's election to the post of Prime Minister will greatly influence the Russian-Polish relations. Putin and his Polish counterpart Aleksander Kwasniewski have done a lot recently, the Russian President said. According to him, the trade turnover between the two countries has reached 5.5 billion dollars for the first time over the past ten years.
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