The scorpion on the emblem of the division symbolizes a mortal danger and unpredictability of the actions on its part.
It is characteristic of a scorpion to inflict an irresistible blow to the enemy at any time, which is also typical for the fighting style of the 104th Airborne Division.
The emblem also reflects the specifics of combat training of the Division for conducting operations in mountainous and desert areas, where the division was stationed for more than 45 years.
During World War II the division fought against Hitler’s selected units in Hungary, Austria, Czechoslovakia.
By the nature of training and psychological hardiness the 104th Divisions is the “unlike” other Airborne units. All exercises, training, experiments, research were based on the overcoming of the impossible.
The paratroopers of the 104th Guards Airborne Division were among the first in Afghanistan and fought in the “hot spots” of Transcaucasia.
In the service record of the 104th Division there are 12 Heroes of the Soviet Union and Russia, about 4,000 knights of various military awards.