The lapel pin badge is a miniature relief image of an elongated triangular shield with beveled upper edges. In the field of the shield there is an opium poppy bush, pierced downward with a double-edged sword.
The double-edged sword is an important symbol of divine truth and wisdom, the highest justice, courage and vigilance.
The Federal Drug Control Service of the Russian Federation (FSKN), widely known as the Drugs Police, is a federal law machinery of the executive authority responsible for drafting state policy, legal regulation, control and monitoring in combating trafficking drugs, psychotropic substances, and their precursors.
Its main tasks are: monitoring the trafficking of drugs; detection, prevention, suppression, detection and preliminary investigation of crimes; coordination of enforcement authorities to avert drug trafficking.
The lapel pin badge 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.