The sleeve patch is a triangular black shield with the cut-out top corners and the double silver and blue edging.
The sleeve patch represents the emblem of 1877 created in honor of 300-year anniversary of the Terek Cossack Host – a golden double-headed eagle under the Large Imperial Crown, imposed on a golden laurel wreath with bunches of grapes.
On the eagle’s chest there is the emblem of the Terek Area: the silver (mountain) river on the black heraldic shield under an ancient Imperial Crown and the yellow Imperial Standard on a gold staff at the left.
Under the eagle’s wings there are a sabre and a chieftain mace (naseka) crossed under the superimposed Caucasian cross.
On the eagle’s wings there is a silver ribbon with the anniversaries: “1577 – 1877”. The ribbon is added with the modern date of the revival of the Host – 1997.
The blue edging of sleeve patch symbolizes the Cossacks themselves, the silver color stands for nobility.
The double-headed eagle means belonging to public service.
The cross symbolizes protection of the Homeland and the Faith of Christ.
The Cossacks were people who guarded the borders of Russia when there was no regular army.
After the regular army was formed by Tsar Peter I, the Cossacks became an official combat unit, which helped to magnify the strength of Russian weapons.
The Cossacks are an integral part of the Russian people. The Cossack movement was a form of mass protest against feudal oppression. This free society was based on equality and liberty of the members.
The Cossacks carried military service to protect the borders from foreigners and had become an important part of the Russian army.
The Cossacks received eternal gratitude for being loyal and courageous defenders of Russia.