The bottom and sides of the emblem are framed by curly ribbon in the colors of the national flag.
The inscription on the token says “INTERNAL TROOPS OF THE MINISRTY OF HOME AFFAIRS”.
The shield and sword is a symbol of constant readiness for action to ensure the safety and armed protection of citizens.
A downward sword is the symbol of remembrance of those who died in struggle.
The maroon (crimson) beret is worn by the soldiers of the special forces of internal troops. The right to wear it is given only after passing the standard exam, or as a reward for meritorious service.
The skull symbolizes courage in the face of danger and death.
The skull emblem is originated from the pirates’, and the like daredevils’, tattoos.
Nowadays, the use of this emblem in the army can be traced back to the war in Afghanistan.
The skull as it is means: I was close to death, and a beret (depending on its color) points out at the particular corps or hit squad.
The “dead head” still remains one of the most widely used emblems among military companies of several countries of the world.
A skull with crossed blades is used by soldiers of fortune at different armed conflicts.
Some units of Russian Armed Forces, mainly special force, airborne troops, mariners, sometimes use the symbol of a skull in a beret on their sleeve-patches and tattoos.
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.