The chest pin badge is made of a goldish metal with colored enamels.
It is a relief emblem of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB): the 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.
The full size lapel pin badge of the servicemen of the Special Purpose Detachment of the Interior Troops of Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD).
The emblem stands for the years of glorious fighting history. Initially it belonged to the first created in the USSR special actions group “Vityaz” (Knight-errant). The fist over the machine gun shortly and clearly shows force and confidence. Further this emblem was borrowed by the majority of the special forces detachments.
From 1994 to 1998 the metal badge in the form of the stylised Russian flag was accepted in the Russian army for wearing on Garrison caps or berets to the left of the cockade.
This emblem is called “a small flag” or “Guards angle.”
The distinctive feature of the Airborne Troops uniform is a blue beret along with a striped vest.
The chest pin badge was awarded to the soldiers, sailors, sergeants and warrant officers of the Border Troops for exemplary performance of duty, for the protection of the state border of the USSR, skillful actions aimed at the apprehension of the violators of the border and the border regime, displaying courage, perseverance, endurance, excellent performance in combat, political preparation and exemplary military discipline.
The prototype of the chest pin badge “Captain of the Submarine” of the Russian Navy is the pin badge of the Soviet Navy of the World War II period, approved on August 16, 1943.
In order to increase the prestige of the service in Russian Navy and the motivation of the officers, on March, 21, 1996 a new chest pin badge – the “Captain of a Submarine” was established.
The ID pin badge of the operatives and soldiers of the Police Riot Squad Special is to be attached to the upper garment and a special outfit: body armor, individual tactical load-bearing vest.
The pin badge is a goldish metal star of twelve rounded points formed by the beams radiating from the center of convex polished rays.
Since Spetsnaz soldiers are the most capable and trained warriors characterized by the highest level of combat skills, training and the ability to perform the most complex combat missions, the Expert Soldier of Special Forces must be something quite incredible: if everyone eat – he does not, if everyone drink – he can do without water, if everyone sleep – he is awake…
If you can imagine a barking dog whose head is not only in the front, but also from behind, then it's likely to be a Spetsnaz Expert Soldier.
The “Russian Guards” is a chest pin badge of Russian Armed Forces servicemen.
The pin badge is handed since 1994 to the commanders and soldiers instead of the Soviet Guards pin badge.
The Guard is the elite privileged part of the troops. The Guards status was given to military formations, units and ships of the USSR Armed Forces for heroism, courage and high military skill performed in action during the Second World War.
The chest pin badge is the insignia of the servicemen of sniper divisions of the troops of Russian Interior Ministry (MVD).
The pin badge is a rectangular goldish metal plate with a relief image of semi-automatic Dragunov sniper rifle (SVD). Right at the bottom of the plate there is an attached to it round enameled medallion in the form of a stylized image of the grid optical sight with the inscription: “MVD SNIPER.”
On the back of the pin badge there is a screw for fastening it to the uniform.
The pin badge of honor “Valor and Battlecraft” symbolizes the high rate of combat training and fighting qualities of the Special Forces servicemen.
The pin badge is awarded to the military personnel achieved high rates in combat training, having not less than 3 parachute jumps, faultless military discipline, and passed the qualification tests.
The commemorative pin badge is awarded to the servicemen and civilian personnel who have served in the divisions of Spetsnaz MVD, and other citizens of the Russian Federation, who have assisted the Special Forces of the Interior Troops in performing their tasks.
The commemorative pin badge is made of a goldish metal (brass) with enamel.
The commemorative pin badge “Participant of Combat Operations” with the image of the State Emblem of Russia is awarded to the civil personnel veterans of Russian Armed Forces for distinguished service performed within official duties and special tasks, courage and valor shown during the service.
The decorative chest pin badge made of a goldish metal (brass) with a relief image of a skull topped with a commando beret and imposed over two crossed knives.
The pin badge is framed with a red ribbon of pointed doubled ends. The inscription on the ribbon reads: “Soldier of Fortune”.
The skull emblem is originated from the pirates’, and the like daredevils’, tattoos.