The traditional Russian Orthodox Catholic 3-bar cross is on the front of the cross. Also on the front of the cross, above the top bar is the Slavonic abbreviation of King of Glory wich replaces Ponyious Pilate’s mocking title, INRI, which is found on Western crosses.
Kneeling on the right side is the Virgin Mary; on the left os St. John.
Below the cross is the skull of Adam representing Golgotha and the Slavonic letters NIKA, which is abbreviation for Conquers, meaning that Christ will conquer Golgotha. Behind the 3 figures is the Slavonic abbreviation for, The place of the skull has become paradise.
On the back of the cross is the 3 winged figure of the Archangel Gabriel.
The front of the bail shows the 3-bar cross and on the back is a cross with seraphim wings on either side.