The Brigade refers to the Kaliningrad Naval Base in Baltiysk, the westernmost point of Russia.
A round black fabric patch with a red edging. In the center, on the background of a golden anchor, is a dolphin, which is the modern identification symbol of the Brigade. Below is the curly St. George’s ribbon indicating belonging to the Guards. At the top – the combat name of the Brigade.
The elements of the emblem:
The anchor entwined with a rope is the common emblem of the Soviet Marines since 1963.
The dolphin is a symbol of sea power, security and speed.
The Guards ribbon symbolizes the achievements in the strengthening of the defense of the state.
The black and yellow colors of the Guards ribbon mean “smoke and flames” and symbolize personal prowess on the battlefield.
Black is the traditional color of the Marines beret.
The red edging is the hallmark of the Coastal Troops of the Russian Navy.
The Baltic Fleet is the cradle of the regular Marine Corps. The formation of the marines regiment for boarding, landing and military service on ships started on November 16, 1705 by the order of the Emperor Peter I. Since that moment the Marines regiments and battalions of the Baltic Fleet participated in all the wars of Russia.
During World War II, 100,000 Baltic sailors on the part of numerous brigades, regiments and battalions participated in the defeat of the Nazi troops near Leningrad, Baltic , East Prussia, laying the foundations of modern application of the Marine Corps.
On March 28, 1942, the 347th Rifle Regiment, baptizes in Stalingrad, was formed on the basis of the Omsk Infantry School. For the liberation of Orel, in September 1943, the regiment was renamed the 336th Guards Regiment. For the capture of the city of Bialystok on August 9, 1944, it was awarded the honorary title “Bialystoksky”. The Regiment finished the fighting South-East Berlin, and then, on May 6, 1945, it came to the river Elbe, where met with the allied U.S. troops.
On November 20, 1979, the 336th Separate Guards Regiment “Bialystoksky” was transformed into a marine brigade.
Since 1967 to 1989 the Marines performed combat missions in the waters of the Oceans, including Egypt and Angola.
Since 1989 to 1993 the staff of the Brigade served for defending the important objects of the Fleet in the Baltic republics and cities: Riga, Liepaja, Klaipeda, Tallinn.
In 1995, the 879th Airborne Assault and the 877th Marines Battalions of the regiment were sent to the North Caucasus to perform special tasks.
46 Marines were killed in combat missions, and five were awarded the title of the “Hero of Russia”.
Since 2004, the divisions of the 336th Brigade are on the combat duty in the Mediterranean.