A fabric patch in the form of a black pentagonal shield, elongated downwards, with curved top and a goldish edging.
In the center of the emblem is the image of the waving Russian National Flag.
The officers’ patches additionally bear the emblem of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (placed over the flag) – a golden double eagle with outstretched wings, holding a scepter and an orb, topped with one large and two small crowns. On the eagle’s chest there is a round shield with the image of foot soldier spearing a dragon on the background of the colors of Russian National Flag. The shield is superimposed over crossed golden swords and is framed with silvery laurel wreath.
At the top of the sleeve patch there is the inscription: “RUSSIA”, at the bottom – “INTERNAL TROOPS.”
The Internal Troops are organized by the type of the army, but they are not included in the Russian army.
Structurally internal troops are in the system of the Interior Ministry. The task of the Troops is to maintain the constitutional system and public order in the country.