The emblem of the Border Guard Service – the two-headed eagle, crowned with a large imperial crown, holding a scepter in his right paw, and the orb in the left, with outstretched down-feathered wings. On the breast of the eagle there is a coat of arms with the figure of the rider spearing a dragon.
The double-headed eagle is the traditional heraldic symbol of Russia.
The large imperial crown is a symbol of the unity of the Eastern and Western parts of Russia.
The scepter and the orb is the symbol of the supreme power.
The horseman spearing a dragon is a symbolic representation of the triumph of good over evil.
The main objective of the Border Guard Service is to defend and protect the land, air and water borders of the country.
To guard the border day and night, in the heat and cold, high in the mountains and on the plains, in the forest, and in the taiga, is a matter of honor and high duty of a soldier.
Sharp-eyed border guards never desert their post. The green cap for the border guard is almost the same thing as the battle-flag for a military unit.
The green cap, like the naval peakless cap, symbolize the constant hard work of a soldier, away from home, in a constant state of instant ability to mobilize.
The green cap has become a symbol of courage, bravery and valor. It is a symbol of the Border Guard Service, which brings together all generations of the border guards.
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.