The official emblem of Russia is the golden, double-headed eagle, which can be seen on the Russian Coat of Arms.
The eagle has been used in symbolism since ancient times, due to its nature as a powerful animal. There are many theories about why the eagle has two heads, and in some civilisations, it was seen as a sign dominance, or control of both the East and the West.
One of the most common interpretations of the two-headed eagle, is
of a mythical creature representing Power and Protection.
the official Russian emblem, such a meaning would be highly
appropriate in its role as a symbol of nationalistic pride and unity.
Most countries have other emblems representative of their country, and Russia is no different:
National Animal (Fauna emblem) - The Bear
National Plant (Flora emblem) - Birch Tree, Camomile