The sleeve patch is a triangular black shield with the cut-out top corners and the edging in the form of a twisted golden cord.
The central figure of the emblem is the coat of arms of the Stavropol Cossack District approved in 1999.
The elements of the coat of arms symbolize:
The heraldic shield in the center – readiness for protection of the Fatherland.
The oak leaves of the wreath – the eternity of the Cossacks (we were, are and will be).
The wheat ears – the diligence of the Cossacks.
Three-colored tape in a frame of the wreath topped with a double-headed eagle with the scepter and orb – the pulic service to Russia.
The soaring eagle holding a saber – belonging to the Terek Cossack Host.
The three mountains on the blue background – the Caucasus Mountains.
The wavy horizontal lines in the middle of the shield – the Terek and Kuban Rivers – the homeland of those of the Caucasian Cossacks living in Stavropol Krai.
In the bottom half of the heraldic shield, on the red background, there is the image of a gear tower a white road coming to it. The tower symbolizes the gate of the Caucasus, the white road defines the following idea – “There is no way of dirty intentions to Russia!”
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.