In the blue of the pin badge there are: at the top – the Naval (St. Andrew’s ) flag; underneath – the globe with a grid of meridians and parallels (the symbol of the World Ocean); the marine compass needles in the form of the wind rose; in the center – a goldish bas-relief of a surface ship. Between the lateral faces of the shield there is a plate with the inscription: “For the Long Campaign.”
At the bottom of the pin badge there is a blue triangle with three white and blue stripes. In the centre of the triangle there is a red shield with a rim and a goldish anchor.
On the reverse side of the pin badge there is a screw for fastening it to the military uniform.
The wind rose is a symbol of navigation, striving to achieve the goals, the saving Star of the Hope for a better future .
The alternate blue and white horizontal stripes are a distinctive feature of the marine striped vest. Originally the color scheme of the vest made it possible to see the actions of sailors at their work with sails aloft, and then it became a tradition.
The St. Andrew’s flag is the flag of the Navy of the Russian Empire and the modern Russia. It was approved by the Tsar Peter I in 1699. It represents a white cloth with two diagonal crossed stripes of dark blue color. The flag was named after the cross on which St. Andrew the First-Called, the Patron of Russia, met the martyr’s death.
The laurel symbolizes valor, courage and fidelity to the glorious military traditions.