The emblem is a fabric rhombus stripe of blue (cornflower-blue) color (for the sea service – black color).
At the center of the patch there is the heraldic emblem of the bodies of the Federal Security Service.
The emblem is an extended from top to bottom triangular shield with the cut-out top corners and a silver edging. In the red field of the shield there is a stylized image of a golden double-headed eagle with raised wings, holding the scepter and orb, topped with a large and two smaller crowns. The eagle is fringed with a cornflower-blue ribbon superimposed on the shield. The inscription in gold straight letters reads: “FEDERAL SECURITY SERVICE”.
Behind the shield there is a vertically put sword with the edge pointed down. The hilt and the cross of the sword are golden, the edge is silver.
The main activities of the Federal Security Service are:
b) anti-terrorism fight;
c) anti-crime fight;
i) border guarding;
f) information security.
The predecessors of the FSB of Russia are:
1917 – All-Russian Extraordinary Commission (Cheka);
1923 – United State Political Administration (OGPU);
1934 – People’s Commissariat of Internal Affairs (NKVD);
1946 – Ministry of State Security (MSS);
1954 – Committee for State Security (KGB);
1991 – Federal Security Agency;
1993 – Federal Counterintelligence Service;
1995 – The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB).