Contents tagged with Saint George ribbon

  • Ukrainian parliament bans use of St. George ribbons

    The Verkhovna Rada has supported the bill to prohibit the production, wearing and distribution of St. George Ribbon in Ukraine. 238 MPs voted in favor of the decision on Tuesday.

    According to the draft document, fines from 850 ($32 USD) to 2550 hryvnia ($97 USD) are envisaged for public use, demonstration or wearing of Georgian ribbons or pictures thereof. For repeated infringement during a year, a more severe punishment is envisaged – a fine of up to 5100 hryvnia ($193 USD) or administrative …

  • Polish Media: The St. George ribbon is a sign of Russia's aggressive nationalism

    Russia has announced the beginning of a propagandist initiative. By May 9 it is going to distribute 100,000 Saint George ribbons abroad but even its allies are apprehensive of this plan.

    This was reported by Gazeta Wyborcza, adding that in Russia and some post-Soviet countries the ribbon is considered a symbol of the end of the Second World War. That's why it is massively distributed in the streets on the occasion of the celebration of the Victory Day on May 9.

    Distribution activities began …