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 upper cockade of the Russian Armed Forces is a custom metal sign on the military headdress (service cap). It was approved in 1998 and is applied to the present time.
The cockade represents the emblem of the Russian Armed Forces in the form of a golden double-headed eagle with outstretched wings, holding a sword (a symbol of readiness to defend the Fatherland) and a laurel wreath (a symbol of glory and honor).
The tiny 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.
A fashion-style button of a goldish metal with a shank. The diameter of 55/64 inch (22 mm).
On the front is a relief image of the Russian Imperial Emblem of the 1883 standard. On the back side – protrusion with a single hole to sew the button to the clothes.
The prototype of the Emblem is the seal of the Russian Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich (Alexis I) adopted in 1667.
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 cockade and the emblem to the ceremonial full-dress service cap and peakless cap of the sergeants and petty officers of the service for a fixed period (conscription recruitment), soldiers, sailors, military students (academy men), Suvorov military and Nakhimov naval cadets.
The ceremonial and full dress uniform for the Soviet Army ranks and sergeants of the service for a fixed period (conscription recruitment) was established in 1969.
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