In the center of the cross there is the emblem of the Russian Navy (VMF), which consists of the double-headed eagle with outstretched wings, clutching two admiralty anchors crossed behind his back; on the breast of an eagle there is a triangular down-elongated shield with a stock rising to the crown; on the background of the shield there is a horseman spearing a dragon.
At the top of the tag there is a curly blue ribbon with the abbreviation: “VMF”, which stands for “Navy”.
The anchor interwoven with a rope is a symbol of belonging to the Navy.
St. Andrew’s flag is the Navy flag of the Russian Empire, approved by Tsar Peter I in 1699, and modern Russia. It is a white cloth with two diagonal blue stripes, forming a slanted cross. This “St. Andrew’s” cross gave the name to the flag, since it resembles the form of the cross on which the patron saint of Russia – Apostle Andrew the First-Called – martyred.
The green color of the flag is the traditional color of Russian 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 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.