Dog tag – “Submarine Force of Russia” is made of stainless steel with enamel.
It is a relief image of a nuclear submarine walking on the waves with a waving St. Andrew’s Russian Navy flag above it.
At the bottom of the tag there is a stylized image of the globe with an overlaid eight-pointed star.
The inscription on the tag says: “RUSSIA”, “SUBMARINE FORCE”.
The submarine is a symbol of secretive naval forces of restrains on nuclear weapons.
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 globe symbolizes the actions of Russian submariners throughout the world’s oceans.
The eight-pointed star is an allegory of the “Wind Rose” which symbolizes the seafaring, striving to achieve goals, the saving star of hope for a better future.
The star can also symbolize the needle of the marine compass.
Submarine Force is a unit of the Navy, including strategic nuclear submarines, and multi-purpose nuclear submarines.
Unlike other units of the Navy’s, Submarine Force, being a striking force of the fleet, has a number of characteristics that control their advantage in the armed struggle on the sea: secrecy, the ability to conduct military operations in all areas of the oceans, the ability to deliver powerful nuclear missile strikes on important militarily targets of the enemy, and to most effectively fight against surface ships, submarines, and cargo ships of the enemy. They are able to operate under the ice of the Arctic Basin regardless of the environmental conditions of the area.