The emblem represents a fabric patch in the form of a green pentagonal shield elongated downwards, with a curved top and a golden edging.
In the center of the emblem there is the image of waving Russian National Flag.
In the officers’ sleeve patch there is an additional superimposed emblem of the Armed Forces – a golden double-headed eagle with outstretched wings, holding a sword and a laurel wreath.
At the top of the sleeve patch there is the inscription: “RUSSIA”, at the bottom – “Border Troops.”
The extension of Russian land border is 13,747 miles (22,125 kilometers), so it is not surprising that green has become the “calling card” of first Soviet and then Russian border guards.
The main objective of Russian Border Service is guarding and protection of its land frontier, air and naval borders.
To protect the border day and night, in the heat and cold, high in the mountains and on the plains, in the taiga and in the wilderness is a matter of honor and high duty.
The watchful guards never leave their post. A green cap for a border guard is almost the same as a battle banner for a military unit.
The green cap of a border guard, like a naval peakless cap, symbolizes the constant hard combat work far from home and in constant state of complete readiness for action.
The green cap became a symbol of courage, bravery, valor. It is the symbol of the Border Service, which unites all generations of the border guards.