The emblem is an extended from top to bottom triangular shield with the cut-out top corners and a silver edging. In the field of the shield there is a stylized image of a khaki double-headed eagle with raised wings, holding the scepter and orb, topped with a large and two smaller crowns. On its chest there is shield with a silver rider in cloak, on a silver horse, striking with a silver spear inverted backward and downtrodden dragon. The eagle is fringed with a silver ribbon superimposed on the shield. The inscription in silver straight letters reads: “FEDERAL SECURITY SERVICE”.
Behind the shield there is a vertically put sword with the edge pointed down.
The shield and sword is a symbol of constant readiness for action to ensure the safety and armed protection of the citizens.
The sword with its blade down is a symbol of the remembrance of the comrades fallen in struggle.
The double-headed eagle is the State Emblem of the Russian Federation. The three crowns over the heads of the eagle (two small and one general) are the historical crowns of Peter the Great, the symbol of the sovereignty of the Federal subjects (smaller crowns) and the Russian Federation (the big crown) as a whole. The scepter and orb stand for the state power and the unity of the state. The horseman spearing a dragon is a symbolic image of the victory of good over evil.
The greenish-brown color (khaki) is the traditional color used in military uniform in order to camouflage.
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).