The sleeve patch represents a circle with a yellow or red edging the heraldic emblem of the Navy in the center.
The emblem of the Navy is a golden double-headed eagle with outstretched wings, holding two silver admiralty anchors crossed behind its back.
On the eagle’s chest – red triangular elongated down shield with a stock rising to the crown. In the shield there is a horseman slaying a dragon.
The sleeve patch is produced in several variants:
a) with the Navy emblem on the black background with a yellow (golden) edging – for marine units;
b) on the black background with a red edging – for the coastal troops and the marines;
c) on the white background with a golden edging – for full dress uniform.
The Navy, being a part of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, is destined to armed protection of Russia’s interests, combat actions at sea and oceanic theaters of war.
The Navy is able to deliver nuclear strikes against enemy targets on land, destroy the groupings of its fleet at sea and the bases, disrupt ocean and sea communications of the enemy and protect the marine transportation, assist Land Forces in operations at continental theaters of war, make sea landings, participate in the reflection of the enemy’s landings and perform other tasks.
The Russian Navy includes surface and submarine forces, naval aviation and coastal troops (Marine Corps and coastal defense forces), as well as ships and vessels, and units of special purpose.
In addition, there is the Navy Hydrographic Service.
The Russian Navy includes: the Baltic Fleet, the North Fleet, the Black Sea Fleet, the Pacific Fleets and the Caspian Flotilla.