Ribbon of Saint George: May 9th Craziness

Victory Day or 9 May is a holiday, that marks the capitulation of Nazi Germany to the Soviet Union at the end of Second World War. Also it’s known as the Great Patriotic War, in the Soviet Union.

The symbolism of the orange and black (or yellow and black) is thought to represent fire and gunpowder of war, or the death and resurrection of Saint George, or the colors of the original Russian imperial coat of arms (black eagle on a golden background).

However, this year it seems like Russians became obsessed with the ribbon so much, that it was wrapped over pretty much everything.

See more images in our previous post.

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