State symbols

The State Emblem of the Russian Federation

In accordance with the Federal Constitutional Law On the State Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation, the Russian coat of arms is described as follows:

«… a gold two-headed eagle with raised extended wings set against a four-cornered red heraldic shield with rounded lower corners. Two small crowns top the eagle’s heads, with one large crown above them. The three crowns are linked by a ribbon. The eagle holds a sceptre in its right claw and an orb in its left claw.

The eagle bears a red shield on its breast depicting a silver horseman in a blue cape, mounted upon a silver horse and slaying a black serpent with a silver spear.»

Several variations are allowed in the coat of arms’ depiction:

Monochrome versions of the coat of arms are used for printed forms.

If the Russian Federation national coat of arms and the coats of arms of Russian regions are depicted at the same time, the national coat of arms should be placed as follows:

The national coat of arms must not be smaller in size or placed lower than regional coats of arms.

The coat of arms’ composite elements must respect the description contained in the law: