The stamped metal emblem in the form of a golden wreath of ears, tied at the bottom with a ribbon with strips on the edges was introduced to carry on the cap band. In the center of the emblem framed with the wreath, there is a red five-pointed star 13/8 inch in diameter. The internal relief of the star together with translucent ruby enamel creates the effect of its inner “sunlight” glow.
At the very beginning the star emblem was produced separately and fastened to the cap band with with a clamper (or “the barbs”), located on the reverse side.
In this design the emblem existed up to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, but it continued to be actively used in the symbolism of the Russian Army until 1998.
The five-pointed star is an ancient symbol of protection and power.
The red color is the personification of the Revolution, the color of the Soviet State Flag, a symbol of strength and courage.
The red five-pointed star is the official emblem of the Soviet Army.
The hammer and sickle is the main state emblem of the Soviet Union. The crossed hammer and sickle symbolize the unity of the workers and peasants in their peaceful creative labor.
The five-pointed red star with the hammer and sickle is the symbol of the final triumph of the ideas of communism in the five continents of the globe.
The laurel wreath is a symbol of fidelity to duty, valor and glory of the Soviet soldiers.
Golden is the color of generosity.