The medal is made of a goldish metal with enamel in the form of the red Greek cross with expanding concave ends put over two crossed upward swords. In the center of the cross there is an additional emblem of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD). On the vertical beams of the cross there is a relief text: in the upper part – “For Service “, in the lower part – “In the Caucasus”.
The commemorative pin is connected with a loop and a ring to a golden rectangular block, covered with a silk moiré ribbon of the red, blue and white colors – the colors of Russian national flag.
The commemorative pin is based on the image of the Russian historical award of 1864 – the cross “For Service in the Caucasus “. The stylized image of the “Caucasian” cross points at the historical connection of the times and glorious historical traditions of the North Caucasus Military District, being the successor of the Imperial Caucasus Army, in providing peace and stability in the region.
Red color is the symbol of spilt blood, the symbol of strength and courage.
The emblem of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD) of the Russian Federation and the Internal Troops represents an image of a golden double-headed eagle with outstretched wings surmounted with a large and two smaller crowns. The eagle holds a sceptre in its right paw, and the orb in its left paw. On the eagle’s breast there is a round shield with an image of a foot warrior spearing a dragon. The shield is put over the crossed swords, and is bordered with laurel branches. Two crossed swords in scabbards represent the main task of the internal affairs body: to guard the law and discipline in the country, and to unshealth the sword, i.e. to use the weapon as a last resort against those who have broken the law. The foot warrior spearing the dragon is the symbol of struggle between the good and the evil.
The Russian tricolor on the block symbolises the following: the white color –peace, purity, chastity; the blue – faith, loyalty and truth; the red – persistence, energy, strength, courage and blood, spilt for the homeland.