On the reverse side of the pin badge there is a screw with a nut for fastening it to the military uniform.
Archangel Michael is the Guardian of the King of Heaven. In the Russian Orthodoxy he is the leader of the Holy Army.
Since 1949, in the Catholic tradition, Archangel Michael has been the patron of paratroopers and skydivers.
The flaming sword is a symbol of not only of the armed, but also the spiritual struggle. It implies enlightenment, light and good.
The cross on the shield of the Archangel symbolizes the victory of the Vivifying Cross over the evil.
Archangel Michael is one of the 72 angels who bear the mystical name of the God. In the Biblical tradition Michael is the greatest of all the angels. He is described as the patron of the Jewry and the defender of the church in the Gristendom.