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Europe An orange-black ribbon holds a clue to eastern Ukraine's chaos

Since the political uprising in Kiev, pro-Russian forces in Ukraine have adopted the colors of St. George's ribbon, a potent symbol of Russian imperial might and Soviet-era bravery and glory.

By Staff Writer / April 16, 2014

Gleb Garanich / Reuters

As pro-Russia protests spread in eastern Ukraine, a strip of striped orange-and-black fabric has become as ubiquitous as the armed men in unmarked military fatigues.