Matvienko has proposed to prohibit the use of St. George ribbons in advertising

Valentina Matvienko

The speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko has proposed to prohibit the use of St. George ribbons and other symbols of the Victory for commercial purposes. On Thursday, may 11, she said in an interview with “Arguments of week”.

“Illegal commercialization of symbols of Victory. When, for example, the ribbons used in advertising or become something of a trendy meme, without due respect to them,” she said, noting that earlier initiatives aimed at preventing the devaluation of the characters need to make in the bill.

In April 2015, the Chairman of the Russian party of pensioners for justice Igor Zotov has proposed to introduce criminal responsibility for the desecration of the symbols of Victory in the great Patriotic war, such as the Victory Banner, the order of Victory, or St. George’s ribbon.

In the same year the leader of LDPR Vladimir Zhirinovsky proposed to prohibit the use in advertising paraphernalia that is associated with the great Patriotic war, George ribbon, star caps, buckles, medals.

The use of symbols of Victory in the is repeatedly caused discontent of citizens, and also became the reason for the test. So, in the beginning of may, the Krasnodar management of Federal Antimonopoly service initiated a case on administrative offense against the businessman, which used to is the beer store the image of Motherland with well-known Soviet poster. Text of the military oath in the hands of the Motherland was similar to bream fish, which promised customers as a gift.