The sleeve patch represents a round green shield, the central emblem of which is divided across into three parts according to the colors of Russian National Flag.
In the upper part of the shield there are the mountain tops of the Caucasian Ridge washed by waves of the Black Sea, both symbolizing land and naval border in the south of Russia.
In the lower part of the shield there is a striped red-green boundary pillar – a symbol of the Border Service.
In the center of the emblem there is a scorpion – the symbol of the air assault group being a part of the Border Detachment. The scorpion was added after the participation of the air assault group in the military operations on the Tajik-Afghan border.
In the basis the emblem is framed with laurel branches signifying valor and courage.
Green is the traditional color of the Border Troops uniform. The extension of Russian land border is 13,747 miles ( 22,125 kilometers), so it is not surprising that green has become the “calling card” of first Soviet and then Russian border guards.
Since the Border Troops of Russia are subordinated to the Federal security service (FSB, former KGB) being its formation, additional information about this detachment and other military divisions of FSB is secret.
The main objective of Russian Border Service is guarding and protection of its land frontier, air and naval borders.
The main distinctive sign of Russian Border Guards is the uniform cap with green top, or a light green beret and a stripped vest with the light green strips, the color hue of which significantly differs from the olive strips of a common stripped vest.
During the celebration of the Day of the Border Guard (May 28) the military personnel transferred to the reserve often show their uniform cap as a sign of belonging to the brotherhood of the Border Troops.
The green cap is a subject of special pride of the Border Guards and can be compared in this aspect to the Airborne blue beret.