The cockade represents the emblem of Russian Ministry of internal Affairs (MVD) – an image of a golden double-headed eagle with raised wings, holding the scepter and orb and topped with two small crowns and a large one over them.
On the eagle’s chest there is a round shield with an image of a foot warrior spearing a dragon. The shield is imposed over two crossed swords and framed with a laurel wrench.
The two crossed swords in sheath in the emblem of Russian MIA designate the main task of the law-enforcement bodies: to guard justice and order in the state, and to bare a sword, i.e. to use weapon, only as a last resort against those violating the law.
The foot warrior spearing a dragon is a symbol of the struggle of the good against the evil.
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 double-headed eagle is a traditional heraldic symbol of the Russian State.
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.