The eagle is 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 inscription “RUSSIA” is painted in the colors of the National Flag.
The State Emblem of the Russian Federation is one of the main state symbols. It was approved on November 30, 1993.
The prototype of the modern State Emblem has become the seal of the Russian Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich (Alexis I) of 1667.
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.