A fabric patch in the shape of a quadrangular heraldic shield pointed downwards, with beveled upper corners, concave sides and rounded bottom corners.
In the center of the patch there are the main elements of the emblem – the superposed white dome of an open parachute, the star of the “wind rose”, a golden anchor entwined with a chain and the symbol Regiment – the Siberian tiger.
The parachute is the means of delivery of the troops to the battlefield, a symbol of readiness to fight in the air and on the ground.
The “Wind Rose” symbolizes the seafaring and striving to achieve goals.
The anchor with chain is the symbol of belonging to the Marines.
All the elements together characterize the Marine fighters as the soldiers of the three elements – a stern mixture of the ocean water, gale and acidic smell of the coastal sand.
The flags pictured on the emblem denote belonging to Russia and the Navy.
The abbreviation at the top of the patch stands for the “Airborne Assault Battalion of the 165th Marine Regiment.”
The Marines is a kind of the coastal troops of Russian Navy.
The Naval Infantry is used for combat operations as a part of amphibious assault, both in conjunction with the Army, and independently. Also, the tasks Marines include providing coast defense (naval bases, ports).
The first Russian special team of Marines was formed in 1698 from the crew of the ship “Oryol” (Eagle). After the victory over the Swedes, Peter I decided to create a whole regiment, based on the naval squads of the Baltic Fleet.
The sailors in vests and peakless caps fought in the Battle of Borodino and the Crimean War, crushed Nazi invaders, fought in Angola, Vietnam, Syria, Egypt, Guinea, Afghanistan, Chechnya. Currently, the Marines take part in the fight against Somali pirates.
At the disposal of the modern Russian Navy Infantry are automatic small arms, tanks, artillery, anti-tank and anti-aircraft guns, floating armored personnel carriers.
The Marines are part of all Russian fleets – the Northern, the Pacific, the Baltic, the Black Sea and the Caspian Flotilla.
“Invincible offensive outburst, daring maneuver and rapidity, selfless courage and high valor, strong combat friendship, scorn of death, fierce hatred for the enemy – this is the strength of the glorious Marines!”