Is flying the St George's flag in Russia really “imperialistic”?

Police chiefs have warned England fans not to wave the St George’s flag during next month’s World Cup in Moscow. 

Poor, misunderstood St George. He was the patron saint of Yury Dolgoruky, Moscow’s founder, and has remained the official patron saint of the city since 1730. Yet England fans have been advised to leave him behind next month.

In what sounds like prudent advice, police chiefs have warned England’s fans not to wave the St George’s flag during next month’s World Cup. ...
source: New Statesman

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