In the center of the patch, on the background of the stylized image of a red carnation flower with the petals of five teeth, there is a golden double-headed eagle with outstretched wings holding a silver arrow and a silver grenade of three flames; on the eagle’s chest there is a elongated triangular red shield with the stem rising to the crown; in the shield there is a horseman spearing a dragon.
The military heraldic symbols reflect the peculiarities of the functional purpose of the formations and units of Special Purpose Troops (Spetsnaz) of the Russian Armed Forces.
The emblem’s elements:
The grenade of three flames – the historic emblem of the Grenadiers – is the symbol of the best-trained soldiers of the elite units of the Russian Army who are known for excellent combat skills, training and ability to perform complex combat and special tasks.
The grenade symbolizes the continuation of the glorious military traditions of the Russian Army.
The red carnation is a symbol of strength, devotion, inflexibility and determination in reaching goals – the most important characteristics of the Spetsnaz soldiers.
The arrow is a symbol of commitment and constant readiness of the forces to perform special tasks in special circumstances.