When assembled, the belt has at its one end a brass buckle with the stamped emblem of the Land Forces, at the other end – the inserted metal eyelet for fastening to the buckle.
The eyelet is the “catching” (response) part of the belt, designed to capture it with the hook on the badge.
The soldier’s leather belt with a brass buckle with a stamped large five-pointed star (for the Army and Air Force) or the Admiralty anchor (for the Navy) according to the statutes was worn over tunics, pea-jackets and overcoats. It served both as a part of the uniform and a military equipment .
In the field, the pouches for automatic and machine gun magazines, a flask, a bayonet, a gas mask, a small entrenching shovel were attached to the belt.
In modern conditions the outfit is worn in the tactical vests, so there is no functional need for a wide waist belt anymore.
The belt remains a part of the ceremonial (full-dress) uniform.
The belt as a weapon is a traditional element of the arms of a Russian warrior for more than a thousand years. The belt fighting techniques present in many martial arts. A belt is characterized by a small time of combat application (to unbuckle, to take the buckle with the left hand, to wrap in one turn around the right hand and to take with the right hand so that the “tail” looks forward and is pressed to the hand by the part of the belt ended with the buckle). The closest weapon in the art of combat is the one-handed flail.
A belt with a massive buckle has the best combat performance.