A round blue fabric patch with green edging.
In the center of the patch there is the coat of Kostroma region placed on the slings of a white disclosed parachute, based on golden soaring wings with a flaming grenade.
At the inner edge of the rim there is the Guards ribbon.
The elements of the emblem symbolize: the coat of Kostroma region – the location of the regiment; the parachute – the means of delivery of paratroopers on the battlefield; the flaming grenade – the best-trained military units of Russian Army. Together with a winged parachute, the grenade symbolizes readiness to conduct combat operations both in the air and on the ground.
The blue color of the sleeve patch symbolize honor and loyalty. The green edging is the symbol of development and growth. The blue and the green are the main colors of the Airborne flag.
The black and yellow colors of the Guards ribbon mean “smoke and flames” and are a sign of personal prowess on the battlefield.
At the heart of the emblem of the 331st Guards Airborne Regiment is the coat of the Kostroma region, where the military unit is stationed. The coat of arms is a blue heraldic shield with the image of a golden ancient Varangian (Viking) ship with the eagle’s head and wings on the bow, golden sail flag with the Imperial eagle and seven rowers, riding the silvery water.
The 331st Guards Airborne Regiment was formed on December 27, 1944 in Belarus.
In the final phase of World War II the Guards regiment participated in the liberation of Hungary, Austria, Czechoslovakia, and ended the fighting on May 12, 1945 near the village of Cherven in Czechoslovakia.
For the courage and heroism shown in the struggle against the Nazi invaders, the regiment was awarded the commendations of the Supreme Commander for 8 times.
In 1960, the regiment became a part of the 106th Airborne Division stationed in the city of Kostroma.
Since 1976, the regiment became a permanent participant of military parades on Red Square in Moscow.
In 1988-1990, .the servicemen of the regiment participated in maintenance the law and order in Transcaucasia.
In 1992, the regiment served in peacekeeping missions (as a part of the UN forces) in Yugoslavia, Transnistria, North Ossetia.
In 1993, it became a part of the 98th Guards Svir Airborne Division.
In 1999, the regiment was sent to Kosovo (Yugoslavia) with a peacekeeping mission.
From 1999 to 2000 the soldiers of the regiment carried out combat missions in the Second Chechen War in the North Caucasus. For courage and heroism in the fight against the gangs, 1276 people were awarded government awards. Two soldiers of the 331st Regiment were awarded the title of the Hero of the Russian Federation.
In August-September 2008, the 1st Parachute Battalion of the Regiment took part in the operation of enforcing Georgia to peace in the zone of the Georgian-Ossetian conflict.