The Airborne Troops are the reserve of the President of the Russian Federation. They are able to (both independently or as a part of the ground troops) manage the missions both in a large-scale war or a local conflict.
VDV are completely airmobile and independent in fighting. In case of emergency they can land by parachutes in the regions which are unavailable for other types of troops.
The Airborne Troops are intended to envelop the enemy in the air and fight in his rear.
In peacetime the functions of the troops include the conduction of peacekeeping operations to maintain peace in unstable regions in accordance with the international obligations.
The Airborne troops are among the best trained military units of the Russian Army.Author of the post picture is Vitaly V. Kuzmin
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Dog tag “Airborne Troops of Russia” (Eagle) is made of stainless steel by stamping. It is a relief image of an eagle with spread wings, sitting on forged figured shield and clutching a tulip flower.
In the background is the open canopy.
At the bottom of the tag is the inscription: “Strength, Courage, Fortitude.”
The eagle is the symbol of the “airborne infantry”.
The upper cockade of the Russian Armed Forces is a custom metal sign on the military headdress (service cap). It was approved in 1998 and is applied to the present time.
The cockade represents the emblem of the Russian Armed Forces in the form of a golden double-headed eagle with outstretched wings, holding a sword (a symbol of readiness to defend the Fatherland) and a laurel wreath (a symbol of glory and honor).
The cockade and the emblem to the ceremonial full-dress service cap and peakless cap of the sergeants and petty officers of the service for a fixed period (conscription recruitment), soldiers, sailors, military students (academy men), Suvorov military and Nakhimov naval cadets.
The ceremonial and full dress uniform for the Soviet Army ranks and sergeants of the service for a fixed period (conscription recruitment) was established in 1969.
The cockade of Russian Navy admirals, designed to be worn on the cap bands, framed with golden sewing in the form of a wreath of laurel branches and oak leaves.
The cockade of the flag officers of the Fleet is made of anodized goldish metal in the form of the oval Navy cockade topped with the emblem of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.