A fabric patch in the form of a black pentagonal elongated downwards shield with a curved top and a goldish edging.
The central figure is the emblem of the missile cruiser placed on the background of Russian Navy (St. Andrew’s) flag.
The upper part of the patch shows a ship’s silhouette with the deck superstructures.
The text at the bottom reads: “Missile Cruiser Marshal Ustinov.”
The emblem of the missile cruiser:
A golden cobra in the azure (blue) heraldic shield. In its upper part (the head of the shield) there is the St. Andrew’s flag. The shield is placed on the chest of a silver double-headed eagle, crowned with Russian naval crown of golden sails. From under the crown come out two ends of the ribbon with golden letters – the initials of the Russian words “Northern” and “Fleet”. On the upper edge of the shield there is a golden anchor chain of four units. The shield is mounted on two crossed golden anchors, intertwined with two oak branches.
The cobra symbolizes caution and wisdom – the qualities of the crew, due to which it has repeatedly declared the best in the Navy.
The St. Andrew’s flag is the flag of the Navy of the Russian Empire and the modern Russia. It was approved by the Tsar Peter I in 1699. It represents a white cloth with two diagonal crossed stripes of dark blue color. The flag was named after the cross on which St. Andrew the First-Called, the Patron of Russia, met the martyr’s death.