The semantics of the emblem:
A stylized image of еру double-peaked Mount Elbrus, a stripe of pine forests and clean water of a mountain river symbolize the main purpose of the forces of the North-Caucasus Military District – protection of the Russian
Federation southern borders, as the border district is Russia’s outpost on the Main Caucasian Ridge.
In the central part of the sleeve patch there is the heraldic symbol of Russian Armed Forces – a golden double-headed eagle with outstretched wings holding a sword and a laurel wreath. On the eagle’s chest there is a crowned shield, on the red field of which is the image of a horseman slaying a dragon.