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Was a red cross, red crystal was

December 8 2005

At the meeting of the International Committee of the Red Cross, held in Geneva today, it was decided to change the abbreviation of the organization.

Earlier, the Red Cross emblem was a 2 - Red Cross and Red Crescent. A new emblem - the red crystal - bears no religious burden.

This fact will allow to join this organization the Israeli rescue service Magen David Adom.

The meeting of the Geneva Convention was attended by 144 organizations from 192 countries. Most spoke "for" a new symbolism.

Recall that the Red Cross emblem was chosen in 1864 as a sign of the Swiss flag with the modified contrast colors. In 1929, the red crescent was adopted as the emblem of the ICRC, said

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