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Survey o' the day

This twist of cloth is a St George ribbon, and I suppose the nearest equivalent the Russians have to Haig Fund poppies:It has the colours of the the Cross of St George medal, Imperial and post-Communist Russia's highest medal of gallantry. More here.

Anyway, Russians sport these things in memory of their dead in what they call the Great Patriotic War, and pollster superjob.ru has asked the man on the Nizhny Novgorod omnibus what he thinks of the annual campaign, and surprise, surprise, s/he approves:

"A total of 79% of Russians, mostly senior citizens (?? Strange demographics Russia must have), fully approve of the campaign".

Fifteen percent say their attitude toward the campaign was "rather positive," but add that the ribbon should not be worn all year long, but should be removed as soon as the campaign is over to stop it getting dirty.

Three percent of those polled say their attitude is mainly negative. These respondents say that people, mainly young, wear the ribbon for pure decoration and fail to share the organizers' belief in its meaning and significance.

Another 3% say their attitude is "very negative" and that the campaign desecrates the memory of the St. George Cross award".


Vlad sports one:


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