At the bottom of the badge there is a heraldic shield with two crossed AK- 47s.
Under the emblem there is a red ribbon, inscribed with the motto: “The enemy will not pass”.
The Border Guard banner is a four-pointed emerald (green) cross with flared white bordered ends. The color of the angles between the ends of the cross is red.
Red and green are the traditional colors of a terminus both in the USSR and Modern Russia. The green color symbolizes greatness, glory, honor, loyalty and perfection. The red – bravery, courage, fearlessness, right, strength and generosity.
The cross symbolizes the connection of epochs and glorious military traditions of Russian arms, protection of the motherland and the Faith of Christ.
The national flag of Russia – the tricolor – symbolizes: white – peace, purity, chastity; blue – faith, loyalty and truth; red – persistence, energy, strength, courage and the blood shed for the country.
The terminus is the eternal symbol of the border.
Crossed Kalashnikovs (AK- 47) means willingness to defend.
The light green beret is the front element of the border guards’ uniform. Since the land border of Russia is 13,747 miles (22,125 kilometers), it is not a surprise that green has become characteristic and symbolic for Soviet and then Russian border guards.
The skull symbolizes fearlessness in the face of danger and death. The skull as it is means: I was close to death. The skull emblem originated from the pirates’, and the like daredevils’, tattoos.
In the Soviet and then the Russian army, this emblem is associated with the wars in Afghanistan and Chechnya.
The “dead head” still remains one of the most widely used emblems among military companies of several countries of the world.
Among bikers the skull commonly symbolizes bringing victory and protection from death. There is a legend that whenever death comes, it puts its mark on the deceased – a skull, and if someone already has this sign, death thinks she has already been there and does not take the man away.