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.
The emblem of the troops, practically unchanged, is the repetition of the Soviet emblem of the 1955 sample.
The planes symbolize the means of delivery of paratroopers on the battlefield.
Open canopy is the symbol of readiness to fight not only on land but also in the air.
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.
Airborne troops are the reserve of the President of the Russian Federation. They are able to meet combat challenges either independently or as part of the land forces, both in a large-scale war, and in local conflicts. Airborne troops are fully airmobile and autonomous in combat. If necessary, they can be airlifted and parachuted into areas that are not accessible to any other corpses.
Airborne troops are intended to cover the enemy in the air and fight in his rear. In peacetime, the function of the troops is to conduct peacekeeping operations in unstable regions, in accordance with international obligations.
Airborne troops are among the best trained military units of the Russian army.