royal power can not be imagined without its symbolic attributes, such as the crown, orb and scepter.These jewels are common - apart from Russian rulers to use them and use all the emperors and kings of world powers.Each of these objects is of particular importance and the unique history of occurrence.

Apple Power

Power (from the Old Russian word "drzha" - the power) is a gold ball, covered with precious stones and surmounted by a cross (in the era of Christianity) or other symbols.It is, above all, embodies the sovereignty of the monarch of the country.In Russia this important subject came from Poland during the False Dmitry I and was used for the first time at the ceremony of his coronation, while wearing the name "apple power".

powers are not for nothing called the apple, it resembles a fruit not only for its roundness - the fruit is the image o
f the world.In addition, this deeply symbolic object is feminine. His power round shape as well as the apple symbolizes the globe.

The image of power, and there is also religious overtones.After some canvases depicting Christ with her, as the Savior of the world, or God the Father.Sovereign apple here used to mean - the Kingdom of Heaven.And in an Orthodox rite of anointing the king transferred the authority of Jesus Christ - the king should bring his people to the last battle with the Antichrist and triumph over them.


According to legend scepter was an attribute of gods Zeus and Hera (Juno and Jupiter in Roman mythology).There is evidence that the Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt also used the subject of similar in meaning and appearance with a scepter.

Pastoral Staff - the prototype of a scepter, who later became a sign of pastoral power in the ministers of the church.European rulers also shorten it, the result will be a subject that is known for medieval paintings and numerous historical notes.In form it resembles a rod made of gold, silver or other precious metals and symbolizes masculinity. Most Western European rulers had a second wand in addition to the core, he acted as a symbol of supreme justice.Scepter of Justice was decorated with "hand of justice" - the finger pointing to the hype.

at the wedding on the throne in 1584 Fyodor Ioanovicha, the scepter has become a full-fledged feature of autocratic power.A little less than a century later, his power, and were pictured on the arms of Russia.