The State Emblem represents a golden double-headed eagle crowned with two small crowns, and a big crown above them. The crowns are united with a ribbon. In its clutches the eagle holds the scepter and orb. On its chest there is a red shield with a silver rider in a blue cloak, on a silver horse, striking a black downtrodden dragon with a spear.
The cockade is made of anodized aluminum with a goldish coating. Method of painting is cold enamel. The cockade is fastened with a clamper (or “the barbs”).
The three crowns over the heads of the eagle (two small and one general) are the historical crowns of Peter the Great, the symbol of the sovereignty of the Federal subjects (smaller crowns) and the Russian Federation (the big crown) as a whole.
The scepter and orb stand for the state power and the unity of the state.
The horseman spearing a dragon is a symbolic image of the victory of good over evil.
After the collapse of the USSR and the creation of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, the issue of a new military uniform had become especially important due to the need to reflect the new state symbols.
The uniform designed was to differ from military uniform of foreign states. For this purpose the uniform was supplemented with the distinction marks of belonging to the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.
The wearing of a golden image of the State Emblem of the Russian Federation (the double-headed eagle) is set on the crown of the cap above the main cockade.
The main cockade for military headgear is an elongated metal hemisphere with lateral surface consisting of 32 dihedral rays of golden color with serrated edges. In the centre there is a superimposed vertically elongated golden five-pointed star with faceted rays and bezel on the edges.