The brigade was created as a result of the reformation of the 104th Guards Airborne Division in 1998, received the final name in 2007.
Motto: “PERSONAL HONOR – HOMELAND GLORY”.
The scorpion on the emblem of the Division represents a mortal danger and unpredictability of action on its part.
A scorpion is characterized as a creature which at any time can inflict an irresistible blow to its enemy, and this is typical for the fighting style of the Division.
The emblem also reflects the specifics of the 104th Division’s combat training for the operations in mountain and desert areas, where the compound was stationed for more than 45 years.
During World War II, the Division fought Hitler’s selected units in Hungary, Austria, Czechoslovakia. By the nature of training and psychological hardiness the 104th Divisions is the “unlike” other Airborne units. All exercises, training, experiments, research were based on the overcoming of the impossible.
The paratroopers of the 104th Guards Airborne Division were among the first in Afghanistan and fought in the “hot spots” of Transcaucasia.
In the service record of the 104th Division there are 12 Heroes of the Soviet Union and Russia, about 4,000 knights of various military awards.
In the army folklore Russian Airborne Troops (VDV) are called the “Troops of Uncle Vasya” in honor of their founder – General Vasily Margelov. The abbreviation sometimes also stands for ” Two Hundred Variants are Possible”, “Your Girl are Widows”, “Hardly Go Back Home”, etc.
The popular saying of the paratroopers: “ A paratrooper is a god for three seconds, an eagle for five minutes, and a horse for the rest of time.”
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Dog tag “Airborne Troops of Russia” is made of stainless steel by stamping. It is a picture of the general emblem of the Airborne Troops of Russia in the form of an open parachute with two planes on each of the sides.
At the top of the tag is the inscription: “RUSSIA”, at the bottom – an abbreviated name of the troops: “VDV”.
The obverse of the tag specifically provides a smooth space for the possibility of inscribing of personal data, such as blood type, number of the unit, personal number, etc.
Dog tag is made of stainless steel with enamel.
It is a image of crossed-hammer and sickle with the motto of the French Revolution, “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity” in Russian and French.
Freedom – the ability to do anything that does not harm others.
Equality – means that all are equal before the law.
Brotherhood – do not do to others what you would not want to get myself, and do it in relation to other such good deeds, which would be in relation to themselves.
The dog tag is made of stainless steel with enamel.
It is a modern version of the medieval emblem of death in the form of the Merciless Reaper. The skeleton, symbolizing the frailty of the flesh, wears a military jacket with a blue stripped vest instead of a black cloak with a hood, and squeezes an AK -47 instead of a scythe in its bony hand.
On the dog tag there is an inscription: ”I'LL BE BACK” written in a swift dynamic style.
The dog tag is made of stainless steel with enamel.
Horizontally, it is divided into three equal parts painted in the colors of the national flag of the Federal Republic of Germany.
In the center of the dog tag there is the image of the federal coat of arms – looking right eagle with spread wings, but with folded feathers.
At the top of the dog tag there is the inscription in Gothic: “GERMANY”.
Sleeve Patch of the 7th Guards Airborne Division.
Achievements: martial name – “Mountain Division”, the Order of the Red Banner, the Order of Kutuzov II degree.
Motto: “Courage, Valor, Honor!”
Russaian Airborne Troops (Vozdushno-Desantnye Vojska, VDV) are known in the army folklore as “Vojska Dyadi Vasi” (Uncle Basil’s Troops) under the name of their founder – General Vassilij Margelov.
Sleeve Patch of the Stavropol District of the Terek Cossack Host.
The Terek Cossacks live along the North Caucasian mountain rivers – Terek, Sunzha, Kura, Malka, Kuma.
Officially the Terek Cossack Host exists since 1577, now it is included in the state register of the Cossack Hosts.
The staff of the Host is located in the city of Vladikavkaz.
The sleeve insignia of the soldiers of the North Caucasus Military District.
The emblem represents stylized images of the snowy peaks of Mount Elbrus, green forests of the Caucasus foothills and blue waters of the river Terek.
By the 58th Army’s strengths, as the response to the military aggression of Georgia against South Ossetia and Abkhazia on 08.08.2008, peace and security of Russian citizens residing in the territory of these republics has been successfully restored.
Sleeve insignia of the 1st special purpose unit “Vityaz” (Hero) of the Internal Troops of Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs.
The emblem stands for the years of glorious fighting history.
The unit’s emblem depicts force and confidence brief and to the point: it is the image of a fist over the machine gun.
The majority of the Special Troops units have borrowed the emblem, replacing the unit’s name with theirs.
The symbol of the “Vityaz’s” fighters is the maroon beret.