The Navy cockade is an elongated hemisphere with the lateral surface consisting of 32 dihedral goldish rays, its edges are corrugated. The central elliptical part of cockade is flat, covered with black enamel and framed with twisted golden rim. In the central part of the cockade is an anchor entwined with a goldish rope.
The emblem of the Armed Forces is a golden double-headed eagle with outstretched wings, holding a sword (a symbol of the Fatherland) and a laurel wreath (a symbol of glory, victory and peace). On the eagle’s chest there is a crowned red shield with the image of a horseman spearing a dragon.
On the reverse side of the cockade there is a gear for fastening it to a headdress. The cockade is fastened to the cap band with a clamper (or “the barbs”).
The double-headed eagle is the traditional heraldic symbol of the Russian State.
The unsheathed sword is a traditional symbol of warfare, guidance and coordination of fighting.
The horseman spearing a dragon is a symbolic image of the victory of the good over the evil.
The Navy, being a part of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, is destined to armed protection of Russia’s interests, combat actions at sea and oceanic theaters of war.
The Navy is able to deliver nuclear strikes against enemy targets on land, destroy the groupings of its fleet at sea and the bases, disrupt ocean and sea communications of the enemy and protect the marine transportation, assist Land Forces in operations at continental theaters of war, make sea landings, participate in the reflection of the enemy’s landings and perform other tasks.
The Russian Navy includes surface and submarine forces, naval aviation and coastal troops (Marine Corps and coastal defense forces), as well as ships and vessels, and units of special purpose.
In addition, there is the Navy Hydrographic Service.
The Russian Navy includes: the Baltic Fleet, the North Fleet, the Black Sea Fleet, the Pacific Fleets and the Caspian Flotilla.