The pennant is made of black cloth traditional for the Navy. The pennant has the shape of an elongated rounded down pentagon.
The pennant is edged with a goldish twisted cord and tassels.
In the upper part of the pennant there is an inserted rod with a braid, designed for fastening.
On the front side of the pennant there is the emblem of the Navy – a golden double-headed eagle with outstretched wings, holding two silver admiralty anchors crossed behind its back.
On the eagle’s chest there is a red triangular elongated down shield with a stock rising to the crown. In the shield there is a horseman slaying a dragon.
The emblem is placed on the background of the waving naval (St. Andrew’s) flag.
The bottom of the pennant is decorated with a long figured ribbon of the colors of the National Flag and crossed laurel branches.
The inscriptions read: “RUSSIA” at the top and “NAVY” at the center.
The Navy, being a part of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, is destined to armed protection of Russia’s interests, combat actions at sea and oceanic theaters of war.
The Navy is able to deliver nuclear strikes against enemy targets on land, destroy the groupings of its fleet at sea and the bases, disrupt ocean and sea communications of the enemy and protect the marine transportation, assist Land Forces in operations at continental theaters of war, make sea landings, participate in the reflection of the enemy’s landings and perform other tasks.
The Russian Navy includes surface and submarine forces, naval aviation and coastal troops (Marine Corps and coastal defense forces), as well as ships and vessels, and units of special purpose.
In addition, there is the Navy Hydrographic Service.
The Russian Navy includes: the Baltic Fleet, the North Fleet, the Black Sea Fleet, the Pacific Fleets and the Caspian Flotilla.