The town of Leninogorsk (Kazakhstan's north-east) will regain its historic name - Ridder, the press service of the Eastern-Kazakhstan regional administration said on Tuesday.
The new name of the town will be approved at a meeting of the municipal parliament on June 13.
The decision to rename the town was taken by the special onomastic commission.
The town of Leninogorsk had the name Ridder from 1786 till 1941. It was called so after Philip Ridder, who discovered the local deposit of poly-metallic ores.
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