The detachment was originally formed as an anti-terrorist unit. “Vityaz” regularly conducts counter-terrorism and patrol operations in Chechnya and the Caucasus border. Moreover, the fighters are trained to prevent disorder in prisons.
More than 70 soldiers of the unit were awarded the titles “Hero of the Soviet Union” and “Hero of the Russian Federation” for courage and heroism.
The fighters of the unit wear the usual combined arms camouflage. During the counter-terrorism operations the fighters of the unit can wear black uniforms with the insignia “Special Forces”. The blood group patch is worn on the left chest.
On the right sleeve the division’s patch is worn, on the left – the special patch with Russian State Flag.