These types of pins make an extracellent addition to any historical and/or military collection or as unique gift for any occasion. This metal emblem is fitted with prongs on the back to fit tightly on a hat or lapel. In order to attach it to the hat, gently bring the prongs together, insert folded prongs into a previously made hole on the hat, and then spread them apart underneath. The double headed eagle is a Byzantine symbol adopted by Russia as early as 1497. The crest of St George is displayed in the center, while the two heads represent Russia's long stretching boundaries to the east and west.