The sleeve patch emblem represents the municipal coat of arms of Moscow – the triangular shield extended from top to bottom with the cut-out top corners.
On the red field of a shield there is the image of St. George striking a dragon with a spear.
The shield is topped with the Don Cossack fur hat (papakha).
From under the shield comes a blue silver-edged ribbon.
Behind the shield there are two crossed golden banners decorated with golden fringe and tassels.
On the banners there are the images of double-headed eagles of the periods of the ruling of tsar Alexey Mikhaylovich and Emperor Nikolay II.
The blue color of the sleeve patch symbolizes the Cossacks themselves. The double edging of silver and red colors stands for nobility and courage.
The inscription on the lower perimeter of the sleeve patch reads: “CENTRAL COSSACK HOST”.
The Cossacks were people who guarded the borders of Russia when there was no regular army.
After the regular army was formed by Tsar Peter I, the Cossacks became an official combat unit, which helped to magnify the strength of Russian weapons.
The Cossacks are an integral part of the Russian people. The Cossack movement was a form of mass protest against feudal oppression. This free society was based on equality and liberty of the members.
The Cossacks carried military service to protect the borders from foreigners and had become an important part of the Russian army.
The Cossacks received eternal gratitude for being loyal and courageous defenders of Russia.