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In St. Petersburg, the activists handed out badges with a new symbol of the Victory Day

May 8, 2015

So many dead.

To Inform is to Influence

In St. Petersburg, more than 30 activists of the coalition “Democratic Petersburg” near the metro station “Victory Park” on Friday, handing out badges with the image of red poppies and leaflets explaining the meaning of the new symbolism of Victory Day, adopted a year ago in Ukraine as an alternative to St. George Ribbon.

As the correspondent of Radio Liberty Victor Rezunkov, leaflets said: “The symbol of red poppies as a sign of memory for those who died in the war originates in the poem of the Canadian military physician John McCrea.Those who are close to our understanding of the memory of the war, above all, as a tragedy that…

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