The flag consists of three equal horizontal stripes: the top is white, the middle – blue and bottom – red. The ratio of the width to the length is 2:3.
The lapel pin badge is made of a goldish metal with enamel in the form of a waving flag on a staff.
The method of painting is cold enamel.
Russian National Flag symbolizes: white – peace, purity, chastity; blue – faith, loyalty and truth; red – persistence, energy, strength, courage and blood shed for the Fatherland.
The lapel pin badge is to be fastened to the lapel of a jacket 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 pin badges 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.