Under the motto there is an inscription: “RUSSIA”. At the bottom of the tag – the inscription: “Cossack Troops”.
The obverse of the tag is left blank for the possibility of drawing the personal data, such as blood type, number of military unit, personal number, etc.
V-shaped form of the sleeve-patch stands for the initial letter of the Latin word “Victoria”.
The very sleeve patch is distinctive sign of belonging to the Russian Cossacks.
The white color symbolizes peace, purity, chastity; the blue one – faith, loyalty, truth; the red – persistence, energy, power, courage and the blood shed for the Fatherland.
In the modern Russian army a military unit may be given the honorary name of “Cossack” for heroism and bravery.
A dog tag is a badge of a soldier with the information about its wearer, obligatory to wear in the majority of the armies. For the dog’s age the main purpose of the dog tag was to get rid of the notion “the Unknown Warrior” and to help in the first aid.
Today dog tags are used not only by soldiers. They are very popular as trendy accessory in “military” style, as various trinkets, adornments, mascots, amulets.
In its form a dog tag is a rectangular plate with rounded ends, with ribbed stiffener along the perimeter and pierced at the top for the cord, ring or chain.
The reverse side of the tag is supposed to put on engraving with personal information, memorial dates, verses, congratulations and other texts of your own choice.
The dog tag is supplied in complete with two strong ball chains – 23 5/8 inch and 2 7/16 inch, for the purpose of wearing it on the neck as an amulet or using it as a trinket for the bunch of keys, different fasteners on the clothes, purse, handbag, pouch, messenger bag and so on.