In the field of the shield there is a stylized image of a golden double-headed eagle with raised wings, holding the scepter and orb, topped with a large and two smaller crowns.
On the eagle’s chest there is an image of a horseman spearing a dragon. The eagle is fringed with a ribbon superimposed on the bottom and at the sides.
The relief inscription on the ribbon reads: “FSB-KGB” – the abbreviations for “Federal Security Service – Committee for State Security”.
On the shield there is a sword vertically posed along the symmetry axis and pointed downward. The hilt and the cross of the sword are silvery.
The double-headed eagle is the State Emblem of the Russian Federation.
The shield and sword is a symbol of constant readiness for action to ensure the safety and armed protection of the citizens.
The sword with its blade down is a symbol of the remembrance of the comrades fallen in struggle.
The lapel pin is to be fastened to the lapel of a full-dress uniform with a special clip called “butterfly fitting”. Thanks to the fine needle the fastening does not leave traces or pierces on clothes, does not damage the product.
Lapel pins appeared under the reign of the Emperor Nicholas II when the miniature replicas of medals and orders were fastened to the tail coat or full-dress uniform. Such pins were primarily jewellery made of precious metals.
Today lapel pins are widely used as an element of corporate style. They can represent the company symbolism and be decorated with gems or commemorative dates.
Army lapel pins are attached to the lapel of full-dress uniform and define a serviceman’s belonging to a particular type of corps, or division.
The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) is the main security agency of the Russian Federation and the successor the USSR KGB.
The main activities of the Federal Security Service are:
b) anti-terrorism fight;
c) anti-crime fight;
i) border guarding;
f) information security.
The predecessors of the FSB of Russia are:
1917 – All-Russian Extraordinary Commission (Cheka);
1923 – United State Political Administration (OGPU);
1934 – People’s Commissariat of Internal Affairs (NKVD);
1946 – Ministry of State Security (MSS);
1954 – Committee for State Security (KGB);
1991 – Federal Security Agency;
1993 – Federal Counterintelligence Service;
1995 – The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB).