St. George’s Ribbon campaign was held on Saturday in London’s Piccadilly Circus. The campaign was organized by the Russian-speaking volunteer bureau (RVB) and the Chamber of Russian-speaking communities. Activists distributed the ribbons to passersby for several hours and told them about the history of the Great Patriotic War.
Despite the bad weather conditions, the tourist center of London was traditionally crowded, so the campaign found quick response from both Londoners and tourists. The volunteers who handed out the ribbons admitted that they took part in this action because they feel connected with the time and events that their ancestors had to face.
The idea of the St. George Ribbon campaign was born in 2005 in Moscow. Black and orange ribbons became a symbol of the memory of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War, a sign of eternal gratitude to the veterans who liberated the world from fascism. In the course of its existence, St. George’s Ribbon campaign managed to visit space and the top of Elbrus. Over the years, volunteers have distributed tens of millions of ribbons in more than 90 countries of the world.
Based on TASS materials