The Ribbon of Saint George or Saint George's Ribbon constitutes one of the most recognised and respected symbols of military valour in Russia. The ribbon consists of a black and orange bicolour pattern, with three black and two orange stripes. It appears as a component of many high military decorations awarded by Imperial, Soviet, and the current Russian Federation, including the recently revived Order of Saint George and the Cross of Saint George medal, as well as the Soviet Order of Glory award.
It is widely associated with the commemoration of World War II and especially with the units who were awarded the collective Guard battle honours during the conflict, due to the usage of the ribbon in the Great Patriotic War victory medal awarded to all personnel, civilian or military, who aided the war effort.
The ribbon of Saint George is also used by Russian civilians as a patriotic symbol. In Ukraine and the Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania), the symbol has become widely associated with Russian separatist sentiment.