The speaker of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg Vyacheslav Makarov made the remark to the Deputy Boris Vishnevsky because he came to the meeting without the St. George ribbon. About it reports the edition “My district” on Wednesday, may 3.
“St. George ribbon — a symbol of the victory of Soviet people in the great Patriotic war, the symbol of victory over the brown plague — fascism. The greatest reward of the dead — our memories,” said Makarov after Vishnevsky criticized the refusal to wear the ribbon.
Wisniewski, in turn, replied that his jacket has a olive ribbon from the medal “For defense of Leningrad”. “For me, the ribbon colors medal “For defense of Leningrad” — the son and grandson of the blockade, no to a lesser extent will mark this memory. I would ask you not to blame me that is wrong and unfair,” he said.
As writes the edition, a week ago, Makarov ordered all the deputies of the legislative Assembly to come to the meeting on may 3 with ribbons.
On 27 April, the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that for eight years wears a ribbon on your bag.
St. George ribbon — black and orange or black and yellow ribbon for the order of St. George, and the Soviet order of Glory. In 2005 started the action “Georgievsky ribbon”, under which the Victory Day in the great Patriotic war handed out tape of the same color.