The sleeve patch is a triangular blue shield with the cut-out top corners and the edging in the form of a twisted golden cord.
The central figure of the emblem is the coat of arms 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.
The coat of arms is framed with a wreath of golden oak leaves intertwined with a red tape.
The blue color of the sleeve patch symbolizes the Cossacks themselves. The oak wreath stands for the durable and strong power. The silver and red colors symbolize nobility and courage.
The inscription at the bottom of the sleeve patch reads: “TEREK COSSACK HOST”.
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.