The action “The Ribbon of Saint George” will be held in a new format
13:21 28 апреля 2020
Категории: News in English
This year in our country the action “The Ribbon of Saint George” will be held from the 4th to the 9th of May in a new format because of the pandemics of the coronavirus infection.
The Victory Volunteers movement has been helping to organize the action for 5 years. During this time activists of the movement distributed 15 million ribbons to residents of Russia and foreign countries. Many people carefully keep the Victory symbol at home and wear it for several years. Therefore, the organizers suggest to participants of the action finding the Ribbon of Saint George at home, taking a photo with it and posting a story on social networks about why the action is important to them. It is suggested marking the posts with the hashtags #георгиевскаяленточка, #ВолонтерыПобеды89 and #лучшедома and handing the baton over to 5 friends. (“The Ribbon of Saint George”, “Victory Volunteers 89” and “it is better to stay at home”).
The activists also take care of those people, who do not have the ribbon: on the official page of the movement in Instagram it is possible to find a virtual Ribbon of Saint George and put it on a photo. The volunteers also gave ribbons to stores, pharmacies and those people, who are now on the front line in the fight against the coronavirus: medical workers, police officers and traffic police.
“The Ribbon of Saint George really became one of the main symbols of the Victory. And the situation with the coronavirus should not stop us from holding the action. Therefore we developed the online format. It is very important to treat the symbol of the Victory with respect. Our movement has been distributing a special memo with the rules for wearing the Ribbon of Saint George for several years. We believe that the best place for the ribbon is at the heart, on the left side of the chest”, said Olga Amelchenkova, the head of the Victory Volunteers.
“The Ribbon of Saint George” is one of the most supported initiatives in the society related to the Victory Day celebration. The main goal of the action is to give everyone the opportunity to express their respect for veterans of the war, to honor the memory of the fallen and to demonstrate pride in the heroic past of our Motherland.