St. George Ribbon Campaign Launched in Transnistria

The traditional annual campaign “St. George’s Ribbon” has started in Transnistria, or Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic (PMR), according to the press service of the Supreme Council of the republic.  

Picture: Transnistria News

On April 20, Moldova banned the St. George ribbon and the symbols V and Z, which are the symbols of Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine. After that, the authorities of the Gagauz autonomy and Transnistria criticized the position of Chisinau and stated that they would not impose such a ban on their territory.

According to the Head of the Youth Policy Department of the Ministry of Education of the PMR, Galina Ratushnyak, more than a thousand ribbons have been prepared in the republic for the action.

“As part of our campaign, which will take place for three days, we will distribute more than 600 ribbons in Tiraspol alone,” she said.

The speaker of the Supreme Council, Alexander Korshunov, noted that the St. George ribbon is a symbol of memory and Victory in the Great Patriotic War, which, despite the prohibitions, is honored in many countries of the world.

“The St. George ribbon is the memory of the people, it is the memory of the lives given at that time. Among the dead, and, according to some expert estimates, more than 40 million people have died, at least half are civilians […] By erasing such symbols from memory, we are rewriting history, which I consider unacceptable,” Korshunov stressed.

Ru-Main, 06.05.2022
Source: RIA Novosti 

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