75th Anniversary of Victory in World War II Commemorative events
1. St.George Ribbon international project
St. George Ribbon is a bicolor (two colors) of orange and black.
It traces its history from ribbon to the soldier order of Saint George of Lydda, founded on November 26, 1769 by the empress Catherine II. This ribbon together with slight changes was incorporated by the decorations system of the USSR as "Ribbon of Guards" - symbol of special honors of a soldier. This ribbon wraps the lapel badge of "soldier" Order of Honors. The black color of the ribbon is for battle smoke, and the orange is for flame.
Nowadays a very interesting tradition to use this old sign emerged. Shortly before the Victory Day people attach "St. George Ribbon" to the clothes as, a symbol of profound respect, memory and solidarity with the heroic soldiers who defended the liberty of our Motherland.
The action is held annually
from April 23 to May 9 in more than 90 countries. In total, about 20 million ribbons are distributed each year as part of the action.