The emblem is a fabric diamond shaped black patch with green edging. 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.
In the center of the sleeve patch there is a heraldic emblem of the Federal Security Service.
The emblem is a triangular elongated downward shield with carved top corners and a silvery edging. In the red field of the shield there is a superimposed stylized image of a golden double-headed eagle with raised wings, holding the scepter and orb, topped with a large and two smaller crowns. On the eagle’s chest there is an image of a horseman spearing a dragon.
At the bottom and the sides the eagle is fringed with a curly forked at the ends ribbon superimposed over the shield. The inscription in straight golden letters on the ribbon reads: “Federal Security Service”.
Behind the shield there is a sword vertically pointed downward. The hilt and the cross of the sword are golden, the blade is silvery.
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.