The President of Russia prohibited the establishment of insignia similar in appearance or name to state awards
Departments, public and religious organizations have lost the right to establish awards that are similar in appearance or name to state awards. The decree on changes to the Regulations on state awards was signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The establishment or production by federal government bodies and other federal government bodies, government bodies of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, public and religious associations of signs that have a similar name or external resemblance to state awards is not allowedsays the text of the document.
TASS notes that many Russian departments, constituent entities of the Federation and public organizations up to this point had established and awarded orders and medals reminiscent of state ones. In particular, a number of regions — for example, Crimea and Tatarstan — as well as the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Ministry of Defense, and the Courier Service have medals “For Valorous Labor” and “For Labor Valor” (similar in name to the established order). The Russian Orthodox Church awards the confessional orders of St. Apostle Andrew the First-Called and Holy Blessed Grand Duke Alexander Nevsky (reminiscent of the state orders of St. Andrew the First-Called and Alexander Nevsky).
As an illustration, do you think this is the St. George Cross? However, it is quite an official “memorable sign”.