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St. George's Ribbon Campaign dedicated to Victory Day will kick off in Vologda.
St. George Ribbon campaign to distribute black-and-orange ribbons - a symbol of the victory in World War II – will start in Vologda on May 4th.
Victory Day is one of the most remarkable public events in Russia. It is traditionally celebrated on the 9th of May. The holiday marks the capitulation of Nazi Germany to the Soviet Union in the Second World War in 1945.
Started in 2005, the campaign, has become a national tradition. Orange-black ribbons handed out by volunteers in the streets are one more sign of our commemoration of the Great Victory. Every year, many people wear St. George ribbons with pleasure. For those who do not know the meaning of the ribbon, volunteers explain its history and how similar events are held around the world.
This year, the coronavirus pandemic prevented the usual format of the action. Volunteers usually distribute ribbons in the streets ahead of Victory Day. This year, volunteers will bring the ribbons to shops, pharmacies, pass them to elderly people and veterans who are on self-isolation. All ribbons will be pre-disinfected.