National simbols of the Russian Federation
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National Emblem of the Russian Federation


The Federal  Constitutional  Law
of the Russian  Federation
 
On National Emblem of the Russian Federation
 
by the State Duma Adopted on December 8, 2000
by the Federation Council Approved on December 20, 2000

(as amended by the Federal Constitutional Laws (FCL)
on July 09, 2002, No. 2-FCL, on June 30, 2003 No. 1-FCL,
on November 10, 2009 No. 6-FCL, on December 28, 2010 No. 8-FCL,
on July 23, 2013 No. 4-FCL)

The present Federal onstitutional law establishes the National Emblem of the Russian Federation, its description and official use procedure.

Article 1. The National emblem of the Russian Federation is an official governmental symbol of the Russian Federation.
The National emblem represents a quadrangular red heraldic shield, with rounded lower angles, acute on edged, with a golden double eagle that raised his unfolded wings. The eagle has two small crowns and a larger one over them; the crowns are connected with a ribbon. The eagle holds a scepter in its right pad and the globe, in its left pad. There is a silver horseman in a blue raincoat on a silver horse, who strikes with a silver spear a knocked down and horse-tread black dragon, which is placed on the chest of the eagle, in the red shield.
Drawings of the Russian National Emblem in multi-colored and a mono-chrome version are placed in Appendices 1 and 2 to this Federal Constitutional Law.

Article 2. Reproduction of the National Emblem of the Russian Federation is allowed without a heraldic shield (as the main figure a double eagle with the attributes listed in Article 1 of this Federal Constitutional Law) and also in a mono-chrome option.

Article 3. The National Emblem of the Russian Federation in the multi-colored version is placed on letterheads of:
Federal Constitutional Laws and federal laws;
decrees and orders of the Russian President;
resolutions of the Federation Council of the Russian Federal Assembly;
resolutions of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation;
resolutions and orders of the Russian Government;
resolutions of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation;
resolutions of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation;
resolutions of the Supreme Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation;
President of the Russian Federation;
Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation;
State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation;
Government of the Russian Federation;
Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation;
Supreme Court of the Russian Federation;
Supreme Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation.

The National Emblem of the Russian Federation in its mono-chrome version is placed on letterheads of:
the Russian Presidential Administration;
competent representatives of the Russian President in federal districts;
federal executive authorities;
Prosecutors Office of the Russian Federation;
Human Rights Commissioner of the Russian Federation;
Counting Board of the Russian Federation;
Central Elective Commission of the Russian Federation;
Central Bank of the Russian Federation.

The mono-chrome version of the National Emblem of the Russian Federation, without a heraldic shield, is placed on letterheads of:
the Inter-Departmental Commission for State Secret Protection;;
authorities, agencies and institutions at the Russian President;
authorities, agencies and institutions at the Russian Government;
federal courts;
prosecutors offices of the Russian Federation;
diplomatic representative offices; consular departments and other official representative offices of the Russian Federation abroad.

Article 4. The national emblem of the Russian Federation is reproduced on documents identifying a Russian national and on other documents of general national standard, which are issued by the federal government.
The national emblem of the Russian Federation is placed on seals of federal governmental authorities, other governmental authorities, agencies and institutions and also authorities, agencies and institutions irrespective of forms of ownership, vested with inpidual governmental powers.

Article 5. The national emblem of the Russian Federation shall be placed on:
the facade of the building of the official residence of the Russian President;
on facades of buildings of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, the government of the Russian Federation, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, the Supreme Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation, diplomatic missions, consular departments and other official representative offices of the Russian Federation abroad;
in the study of the Russian President;
in meeting rooms of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, the Russian Government, the Russian Federation Constitutional Court, he Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, the Supreme Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation and other federal courts;
in studies of the Chairman of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation Federal Assembly, of the Chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, the Chairman of the Russian Government, the Head of the Russian Presidential Administration, authorized representatives of the Russian President to federal districts, the Chairman of the Russian Constitutional Court, the Chairman of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, the Chairman of the Supreme Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation, the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation, the Chairman of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation; the Chairman of the Counting Board of the Russian Federation, the Human Rights Commissioner of the Russian Federation, the Chairman of the Central Elective Commission of the Russian Federation, heads of federal executive authorities, federal judges, prosecutors, as well as heads of governmental authorities of the Russian Federation constituents, heads of municipal entities, diplomatic missions, consular departments and other official representative offices of the Russian Federation abroad, including official representative offices of the Russian Federations at international organizations.

Article 6. The national emblem of the Russian Federation shall be placed on border signs (main border posts) and in the points of passage of the Russian National Border.

Article 7. The national emblem of the Russian Federation shall be placed on:
the flag of the Russian President;
military flags of military units;
flags of federal executive authorities as determined by the Russian President;
military ships of the 1st and 2nd rank, in such manner as established by the Russian President;

The national emblem of the Russian Federation may be placed on:
coins;
governmental awards of the Russian Federation and documents to them;
distinctive signs for graduation from higher governmental educational institutions of professional education.
It is allowed to place the National Emblem of the Russian Federation on distinctive signs and overalls for persons in military or governmental service and also to use the same as a heraldic basis for heraldic signs emblems of federal executive authorities.
Other cases of use of the National Emblem of the Russian Federation shall be established by the Russian President.

Article 8.Emblems (heraldic signs) of the Russian Federation constituents, municipal entities, public associations, enterprises, institutions and agencies of any work of property whatsoever shall not be identical to the National Emblem of the Russian Federation.
The National Emblem of the Russian Federation may not be used as a heraldic basis of emblems (heraldic signs) of the Russian constituents, municipal entities, public associations, enterprises and organizations.

Article 9. In case of simultaneous placement of the National Emblem of the Russian Federation and an emblem (heraldic sign) of the Russian Federation constituent, municipal entity, public association or enterprise, institution or agency, the National Emblem of the Russian Federation shall be placed on the left to the other emblem (heraldic sign), if we look in the face; in case of simultaneous placement of an odd number of emblems (heraldic signs), the National Emblem of the Russian Federation shall be placed in the center, and in case of placement of an even number of emblems (not more than two), to the left from the center.
In case of simultaneous placement of the National Emblem of the Russian Federation and other emblems (heraldic signs), the size of the emblem (heraldic sign) of the Russian Federation constituent, municipal entity, public association, institution or agency shall not exceed that of the National Emblem of the Russian Federation; in this case, the National Emblem of the Russian Federation shall not be placed lower than other emblems (heraldic signs).

Article 10. The procedure for manufacturing, use, storage or destruction of letterheads, seals and other media with the image of the National Emblem of the Russian Federation shall be established by the Russian Government.

Article 11. The use of the National Emblem of the Russian Federation in violation of this Federal Constitutional Law and also desecration of the National Emblem of the Russian Federation shall entail liability according to Russian law.

Article 12. This Federal Constitutional Law shall inure upon its official publication.

Russian President
V. Putin

Moscow, The Kremlin
December 25, 2000
 2-FCL
 

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