The Baltic Fleet is the cradle of the regular Marine Corps. The formation of the marines regiment for boarding, landing and military service on ships started on November 16, 1705 by the order of the Emperor Peter I. Since that moment the Marines regiments and battalions of the Baltic Fleet participated in all the wars of Russia.
During World War II, 100,000 Baltic sailors on the part of numerous brigades, regiments and battalions participated in the defeat of the Nazi troops near Leningrad, Baltic, East Prussia, laying the foundations of modern application of the Marine Corps.
On March 28, 1942, the 347th Rifle Regiment, baptizes in Stalingrad, was formed on the basis of the Omsk Infantry School. For the liberation of Orel, in September 1943, the regiment was renamed the 336th Guards Regiment. For the capture of the city of Bialystok on August 9, 1944, it was awarded the honorary title “Bialystoksky”. The Regiment finished the fighting South-East Berlin, and then, on May 6, 1945, it came to the river Elbe, where met with the allied U.S. troops.
On November 20, 1979, the 336th Separate Guards Regiment “Bialystoksky” was transformed into a marine brigade.
Since 1967 to 1989 the Marines performed combat missions in the waters of the Oceans, including Egypt and Angola.
Since 1989 to 1993 the staff of the Brigade served for defending the important objects of the Fleet in the Baltic republics and cities: Riga, Liepaja, Klaipeda, Tallinn.
In 1995, the 879th Airborne Assault and the 877th Marines Battalions of the regiment were sent to the North Caucasus to perform special tasks.
46 Marines were killed in combat missions, and five were awarded the title of the “Hero of Russia”.
Since 2004, the divisions of the 336th Brigade are on the combat duty in the Mediterranean.
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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.
The sleeve patch is the symbol of belonging to the Terek Cossack Host. Approved in 1997.
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.
Dog tag “Airborne Troops of Russia” (Skull) is made of stainless steel with enamel. It is an image of the “dead head” in a blue beret on the background of the waving banner of the Airborne Troops of Russia (VDV).
At the bottom of the tag, on a blue field, there is the emblem of the Airborne Troops of the USSR – an open parachute with a red five-pointed star on the slings and two airplanes on the sides. At the top the emblem is framed with curly ribbon with the motto: “STRENGTH, COURAGE, FORTITUDE.”
Dog tag “Anarchy” (Skull) is made of stainless steel with enamel.
It depicts an image of a black developing cloth with the Jolly Roger emblem attached to a bayonet.
The inscription on the tag calls: “Anarchy is the mother of order”.
The black banner is the traditional anarchist symbol. The uniform blackness of it is in absolute contrast to colorful flags of most nation-states.
The Jolly Roger (a black flag with skull and bones) has gained popularity among anarchists.
The dog tag is made of stainless steel with enamel.
It represents an eagle with raised wings soaring above a flame blast, and carrying a human skull in its talons. There are two sword bayonets to the left and to the right of the eagle.
At the top of the dog tag, above the eagle's head there is an open parachute with a white dome.