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.
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.
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”.