At the top of the tag there is a raised lettering: “RUSSIA”, at the bottom – the abbreviation “VDV” between two laurel branches.
Blue and green are the traditional colors of the troops’ banner. They symbolize the readiness and ability to fight both in the air and on the ground. Blue color is also a symbol of honor and loyalty.
The parachute with planes on each side is a symbol of the “winged infantry”, the means of delivery of the troops on the battlefield.
Laurel branches symbolize the continuation of the traditions of loyalty and military duty.
Blue Beret is a distinctive feature of the Airborne Troops uniform, as well as the striped vest.
The skull symbolizes fearlessness in the face of danger and death. The skull as it is means: I was close to death.
The skull emblem originated from the pirates’, and the like daredevils’, tattoos. In the Soviet and then the Russian army, this emblem is associated with the wars in Afghanistan and Chechnya.
The “dead head” still remains one of the most widely used emblems among military companies of several countries of the world.
Among bikers the skull commonly symbolizes bringing victory and protection from death. There is a legend that whenever death comes, it puts its mark on the deceased – a skull, and if someone already has this sign, death thinks she has already been there and does not take the man away.
Russian Airborne Troops (VDV) – in the army folklore “Troops of Uncle Vasya” in honor of the founder of General Vasily Margelov. Abbreviation “VDV” sometimes also stands for a lot of jocular phrases meaning “two hundred variants are possible,” “Your girls are widows”, “I’ll hardly be back home”, etc.