On the blue field of the sleeve patch there is a walking left silver deer with golden horns and hooves, pierced with a golden arrow.
The emblem of the Greate Don Host is a three-color (blue, yellow and red) banner with the image of the ancient Cossack coat of arms – the white deer on the blue field.
The colors of the Don Cossack banner symbolize: blue – the Don River, yellow – wealth and valor, red – labor and military honor.
The deer on the emblem of the Don Cossacks goes back to an old legend, which says that in the lower Don they met a white deer, which no one could catch or shoot .
The Deer is the symbol of the Cossack liberty.
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.