The Central-Asian Economic Community will be transformed into the Central-Asian Cooperation Organisation. The Kazakh, Kirghiz, Tajik and Uzbek Presidents have taken this decision at a meeting in Tashkent. The four leaders stressed the necessity to develop cooperation in political, trade and economic, scientific and technical, cultural and humanitarian spheres.
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