Kiev, Ukraine. The traditional Saint George Russian ribbon, as worn by immortal battalion marchers is about to get you a fine and land you in prison, in “democratic” Ukraine.

Rada introduces fines for production, distribution of Saint George ribbons as propaganda. Wearers can be fined and possibly imprissoned. The orange and black ribbon has been used on Russian and Soviet decorations for 200 plus years.

The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s parliament, has banned the production and public use of Saint George (Guards) ribbons and introduced administrative responsibility for this. Violations will be subject to fines and prison time.

Bill No. 2987 on amendments to the Code of Ukraine on Administrative Offenses on the ban on the production and propagation of Saint George (Guards) ribbons scored 238 votes from lawmakers at a plenary session on Tuesday. The ribbons are used on the Victory over Nazi Germany medal, all three classes of the Soviet Order of Military Glory and Czarist Orders of St. George.

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