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For Victory Day, Post-Soviets Show Their Colors -- Just Not Orange and Black

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As the countries of the former Soviet Union prepare, with varying degrees of enthusiasm, to mark Victory Day, many are making a conscious effort to distance themselves from the orange-and-black St. George ribbon that many now associate with Russian military aggression, separatism, and war. 

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Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia have formally disassociated themselves from Victory Day commemorations -- it is not counted among their public holidays, although unofficially it is marked on May 8, according to the Western European calendar.

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For Victory Day, Post-Soviets Show Their Colors -- Just Not Orange and Black

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