The award is conferred solely by the Minister of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation.
The pin badge consists of the silvery laurel wreath, which base is intertwined with ribbons. A silver shield of ruby enamel with a foot warrior spearing a dragon is imposed on the wreath. Above the shield there is a large silver imperial crown, based on the ribbon of the same color with the inscription “MVD”.
Backside there is a screw for fastening the pin badge to military uniform.
Foot warrior spearing a dragon represents the figure of St. George.
Ruby is the color of the beret of MIA Special Forces commandos, the color of courage and bravery.
The Imperial Crown is the symbol of supreme power.
Laurel wreath is a symbol of glory and honor.
The Police (formerly Militia) Squad of Special Purpose are the paramilitary units performing hazardous tasks in urban areas, including the seizure and liquidation of armed criminals, forced support of the city police patrols and roadblocks, ensurance of law and order at public events, and neutralization of disturbances, including those happen as a result of emergencies, natural and manmade disasters.
These police units are also involved in ensuring order and security in the “hot spots” on the territory of Russia, and are used to prevent unauthorized actions and events.
Typically, compared with the conventional police, the units are armed better, and the officers are trained specially.