Blue and green are the undisputed colors of the Airborne Troops, symbolizing the ability to conduct combat operations both in the air and on the ground.
The blue color is a symbol of honor and loyalty.
The unsheathed sword is a symbol of readiness to defend the Homeland.
The flaming grenade is a symbol of the best-trained military units of the Russian army.
The wings are a symbol of speed, agility , mobility.
The winged grenade stands for the great martial skill and ability to perform complex combat and service tasks.
The Airborne Forces are the reserve of the President of the Russian Federation.
They are able independently or as a part of the ground troops to solve military tasks both in a large-scale war or a local conflict.
VDV are completely airmobile and independent in fightings.
In case of emergency they can land by parachutes in the regions which are unavailable for other types of troops.
The Airborne Forces are intended to envelop the enemy in the air and fight in his rear.
In peacetime the functions of the troops include the conduction of peacekeeping operations to maintain peace in unstable regions in accordance with international obligations.
The Airborne Troops are among the best trained military units of the Russian Army.