The buckle is a slightly curved rectangular plate with an embossed stamped image of Russian State Emblem – the golden duble-headed eagle.
The eagle is topped with two smaller crowns and one great crown above them, 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.
On the reverse side of the buckle there are two steel brackets for fastening to the belt and adjustment to its length, as well as a hook (clasper) for the catching (response) part of the belt.
The State Emblem of the Russian Federation is one of the main state symbols. It was approved on November 30, 1993. The prototype of the modern State Emblem has become the seal of the Russian Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich (Alexis I) of 1667.
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.
In accordance with the Rules of Wearing of the Uniform of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, the waist belt with buckle of the corresponding corps is worn over the greatcoat, leather jacket, sheepskin jacket, coatee, full-dress uniform, over the trousers while wearing a uniform or flannel shirt, and over the warm padded jackets for particularly cold weather.
The waist belt over the pea-jacket is worn for parades, ceremonial meetings, reviews, while moving in order on the shore and when in daily duty.
Over the coats of sergeants, soldiers and conscript sailors, students of military and naval academies, cadets, students of Suvorov and Nakhimov schools, and military builders the waist belt is laid back under the half-belt, at the front it must be overlaid between the fourth and the fifth buttons.
On the full-dress uniforms, the waist belt must overlaid between the third and the fourth (on the coatee – between the fourth and the fifth) buttons.
The waist belt in all cases is tightly fastened with a buckle, which is located in the middle of the body.
The pleats on the uniforms are to be smoothed.