The emblem of the Central Cossack Army is a figured shield divided into two unequal parts. At the head of the shield there is an arising double-headed eagle decorated with three crowns – the main figure of the State Emblem of Russia. On the basic field of the shield there is St. George galloping left on horseback, spearing an overturned and trampled dragon.
Double-headed eagle is the traditional heraldic symbol of the Russian state.
Horseman spearing a dragon (or snake) – a symbolic image of the victory of good over evil.
Half departing double-headed crowned eagle is a traditional heraldic symbol of the Russian state.
The Cossacks were people who guarded the borders of Russia when there was no regular army. After the regular army was formed by Tsar Peter I, the Cossacks became an official combat unit, which helped to magnify the strength of Russian weapons.
The Cossacks are an integral part of the Russian people. The Cossack movement was a form of mass protest against feudal oppression. This free society was based on equality and liberty of the members. The Cossacks carried military service to protect the borders from foreigners and had become an important part of the Russian army. The Cossacks received eternal gratitude for being loyal and courageous defenders of Russia.