A round red shield with goldish edging and the official emblem of Russian Armed Forces. The inscription on the sleeve patch reads: “Military Commandant’s Office”.
The red color symbolizes strength and courage, is the traditional color of the cloth of the ground troops uniform.
The emblem of Russian Armed Forces is a golden double-headed eagle with outstretched wings, holding a sword – a symbol of readiness to defend the Fatherland, and a laurel wreath – a symbol of glory and honor. On the eagle’s chest there is a crowned triangular red shield with the image of a horseman slaying a dragon.
The main tasks of the military commandant’s office are: the organization of guarding and defense of the objects of military garrison military; control over the observance of military discipline; search, detention and escorting of military personnel who have committed crimes or deserted their unit.
Together with military police units special patrols are organized in each garrison to maintain order and control over observance of the soldier discipline on the streets, public transport and in public places (railway stations, ports, airports etc.).