In the base of the pin badge there is a hole to fastening a goldish quadrangled plate to the bade. The plate has an elongated corner turned downward. On the both sides of the plate the figures, which show the total number of the parachute jumps (from 1 to 9) are to be engraved.
On the reverse side of the pin badge there is a screw with a nut for fastening it to the military uniform.
The eagle, the traditional symbol of the “winged infantry”, demonstrates strength, pride and nobility.
The parachute is a means of the troops’ delivery to the battlefield, the symbol of the readiness to fight both in the air and on the ground.
The white colour of the parachute symbolises purity of thoughts and faith in the just cause.
The blue colour of the background is the traditional colour of the Russian paratroopers’ beret, and symbolises the peaceful sky.
The chest pin badge (insignia of qualification) “Paratrooper” is given to the servicemen of any combat arms or branches who have made one or more parachute jumps, learnt perfectly the program of the airborne, firing, tactical and combat training.
The pin badge is the decoration, which indicates the merits demonstrated in the performance of military duty, as well as the distinguished services aimed at the strengthening of the Russian Armed Forces and the increasing their combat readiness.
The pin badge of qualification is the chest pin badge, which indicates the professional or educational level, and sports classification of a soldier.