The State Emblem is the image of a golden eagle topped with two smaller crowns and one great crown above them, united with a ribbon. In its clutches the eagle holds the scepter and orb. On its chest there is a red shield with a silver rider in a blue cloak, on a silver horse, striking a black downtrodden dragon with a spear.
The double-headed eagle is a traditional heraldic symbol of the Russian State.
The Imperial Crown is the symbol of the state power and the unity of the Eastern and Western parts of Russia.
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 National Flag of Russia – the tricolor – symbolizes: white – peace, purity, chastity; blue – faith, loyalty and truth; red – constancy, energy, strength, courage and blood shed for the Fatherland.
The inscription on the scarf reads “RUSSIA” in Russian and English.
This thick crocheted muffler copes with its main function – protection from the cold. However, wearing a classical coat with it will not work. It is also not suitable for formal meetings.
To just throw an attractive scarf around one’s neck is not enough. The scarf could get completely lost because of an ugly (precisely-wrong) tie. There are a number of ways to complete a muffler with a spectacular location around the neck.
The most common ways of its setting are:
a) classic, suitable for a short muffler, when one end is draped around the neck or wrapped around it, so that the ends of the scarf hang freely;
b) conventional single front knot, thus the ends can remain free in front, or thrown back;
c) tie knot, tied as a usual tie, the most suitable way to wear a muffler over the outer clothing;
g ) neckerchief knot – a common single knot, hidden under the straightened scarf ends;
d ) universal French or European knot, formed by threading the both ends of the scarf through the loop after it was folded twice and thrown around the neck.
The birthplace of the scarf is considered the Ancient Rome. The Roman soldiers used a scarf to protect themselves from cold.
In Russia a scarf of the type is called with a word derived from a French ‘cacher nez’, which means ‘to hide a nose’, for this article of clothing is designed to hide the lover part of the face and nose from cold.