St. George The Trophy-Bearer. Святой Георгий Победоносец. Novgorod, 15th century (original). Great Martyr St. George, venerated by the Orthodox Church, is the patron saint of Moscow (and also of England and many other countries), and is also a military saint. The most famous act attributed to St. George is that of slaying the Dragon that lived in a lake near Silena, Libya. By defeating this creature with one fierce strike of his lance, he simultaneously rescued the princess Elizabeth. St. George then preached to and converted the citizens and distributed his reward to the poor. Hand painted by E. Kovshik (Russia) using Palekh techniques of tempera, lacquer and free-hand gold border decoration. 6 inches diameter. 1 only.