Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Russian Federation Emblem

Coat of arms of the Russian Federation

The two main elements of Russian state symbols 
(the two-headed eagle and the mounted figure slaying the dragon) 
predate Peter the Great. 

The current coat of arms was adopted officially on November 30, 1993. 
The imperial crowns on each head stand for the unity and sovereignty of Russia
both as a whole and in its constituent republics and regions. 
The orb and scepter grasped in the eagle's toes are traditional 
heraldic symbols of sovereign power and authority. 

Thanks to Tatiana from Kazan , Russia for this postcard. 

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