This page is part of © FOTW Flags Of The World website

Russian non-military security forces

Last modified: 2024-03-23 by valentin poposki
Keywords: customs | border guard | saltire (blue) | saltire (white) | saltire (yellow) | fsb | kgb | mvd | militia | vv | federal security service | federalhnaâ sluẑba bezopasnosti |
Links: FOTW homepage | search | disclaimer and copyright | write us | mirrors

See also:

Customs flag

Russian Customs flag image by Željko Heimer, Jozef Obskura and António Martins, 24 May 1999

The green flag with white saltire is the Customs Flag. It was adopted 3 december 1994 by presidential decree No 2152. This flag was Customs Flag of imperial Russia since 1827.
Victor Lomantsov, 11 March 2000

Any construction details for russian saltires? These images have them thinner than what I have seen. I wander also about the shade of green (normal or KGB’s very dark green?) and about the similarities between this flag and the Border Guard ensign (blue saltire with white fimbriation on green), considering shades and dimensions..
António Martins, 24 May 1999

Federal Security Service
Федеральная Служба Безопасности | Federalhnaâ Sluẑba Bezopasnosti

Russian Customs flag image by William Garrison, 1 June 2023
based on photo

Flag (c. Feb. 2023) of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation or FSB (FSB; Russian: Федеральная служба безопасности Российской Федерации, IPA:; ФСБ России), the principal Security agency of Russia and the main successor agency to the Soviet Union's KGB; its immediate predecessor was the Federal Counterintelligence Service (FSK) which was reorganized into the FSB in 1995. The three major structural successor components of the former KGB that remain administratively independent of the FSB are the Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR), the Federal Protective Service (FSO), and the Maini Directorate of Special Programs of the President of the Russian Federation (GUSP).
William Garrison, 1 June 2023

Detail of badge
Russian Customs flag image by William Garrison, 1 June 2023

Former flag

Russian Customs flag image by António Martins, Željko Heimer and Jozef Obskura, 24 May 1999

As they say, the K.G.B. is now K.G.-used-to-B. But a new organization was created (or better, a new name was attibuted…), the F.S.B. — Federal Security Service. It uses a golden saltire on dark green. Their coat of arms is two swords or per saltire on vert.
António Martins, 04 April 1999