Dog tag “Jesus Christ the Pantocrator” is made of stainless steel without any enamel. It represents an iconographical relief image of Jesus Christ – the Heaven King and Judge. The Saviour is represented waist-deep with the Gospel in the left hand and with the right hand folded in a benedictory gesture. At the bottom of the tag there is the orthodox eight-pointed cross and the text in Slavic “SAVE AND PROTECT”.
Dog tag “The Icon of the Blessed Virgin of Kazan” is made from stainless steel with golden enamel. It represents an iconographical relief breast-deep image of the Blessed Virgin in characteristic clothes with her head inclined to the Baby. The Baby Christ is depicted strictly full face, the figure is limited waist-deep, only his right hand with a benedictory (two-fingered) gesture is visible. The bottom of the dog tag is decorated with traditional ornament and a legend in Slavic letters: “THE MOST HOLY MOTHER OF GOD SAVE AND PROTECT”.
Dog tag “Saint Archangel Michael” is made of stainless steel with enamel. It represents an image of the Archangel in armour with a naked sword and special spherical mirror with a legend: “IX” – Jesus Christ.
The garment of the Archangel repeats the roman military leader’s armour: a short tunic under which a metallic cuirass is worn. The latter is decorated with a relief. The scarlet officer’s coat is tied on the left shoulder.
The bottom of the tag is decorated with traditional ornament and a legend in Slavic letters: “SAINT ARCHANGE MICHAEL”.
Dog tag “Nickolas the Wonderworker” is made of stainless steel with enamel. It represents a relief waist-deep image of Saint Nickolas in strictly frontal grand posture with blessing right hand and the Gospel in the left one (there is a cross on the binder of the Book).
A monastic elder with high templed forehead, small rounded and curly beard is the most widespread iconic image.
Dog tag “The Virgin of Tikhvin” is made of stainless steel with enamel. It represents the scene of the talk between the Blessed Virgin and Baby Jesus, faced each other. The image of the Blessed Virgin is waist-deep, the Baby sits on the left Mother’s hand, with His legs bent in knees right foot under the left one. In His left hand He holds a roll, with the right one He blesses. The bottom of the tag is decorated with traditional ornament and a legend in Slavic letters: “THE IMAGE OF THE VIRGIN OF TIKHVIN”.
Dog tag “St. George Killing the Dragon” is made of stainless steel with enamel.
It is a picture of the silver rider in a red coat, wearing a helmet and armor, striking a black overturned dragon, which is downtrodden by the horse, with a silver spear.
The upper part of the tag is decorated with traditional ornament and inscription in Slavic letters “ST. GEORGE THE GREAT MARTYR.”
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 general sleeve patch designed for all paramilitary units of the Taman Unit of the Kuban Cossack Host.
Is worn on the right sleeve of the uniform.
In the center of the emblem there is the image of St. George on the horseback slaying a dragon on the background of the Kuban flag, where the crimson stripe means the Cossacks, the blue – the non-resident people, the green – the gentiles.
The inscriptions on the sleeve patch read: on the top – “RUSSIA”, at the bottom – “Kuban Cossack Host, Taman Unit.”
The icon is a rare type of the depiction of the Virgin without the Divine Infant in her hands.
The figure of Our Lady is completely hidden by a gilded silver dress; only her face bent to one side and crossed arms are opened.
The spiritual face conveys love and the Mother's anxiety, anticipating the suffering on the earth path of her beloved Son.
The icon is full of humanity and great moral strength.
Chest pin badge (insignia) “Best Officer of Special Police Units” was approved by the order of Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD) No 633 of June 14, 2000.
The badge is awarded to riot police officers who have reached the highest results in the performance of their tasks and have worked continuously in the service for at least five years.
The iconic image of Christ Pantocrator is considered one the first images of the Lord, appeared in the Early Christian Church. It is still a central icon of the Eastern Orthodox Church. The is a half-length image of Jesus Christ, holding the New Testament in His left hand, and making a blessing gesture with the right.
The riza (metal plating) on on the icon is covered with carved pattern of high relief: cartouches, acanthus leaves and stems, and the faces of angels peeping out.
The chest pin badge (paratroopers’ amulet) is made of a goldish metal with enamel, in the form of the white opened canopy of the parachute with the straps meeting at the bottom.
In the blue field, under the canopy, on the straps of the parachute there is a relief image of Archangel Michael in his armors, with a shield and a flaming sword.