In addition to his official negotiations with the Russian top officials, Portuguese President Jorge Sampaio will meet students of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations and the State University of St. Petersburg during his visit to Russia to start on Thursday. News came to RIA Novosti that Jorge Sampaio was to report to the students on Portugal's experience of transition to democracy and to answer their questions. He is also to meet students studying the Portuguese language at the University of St. Petersburg.
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