The sleeve insignia is a round black fabric patch with a goldish edging. The central image is the coat of arms of the Ural city of Verkhoturye with a stylized image of a nuclear submarine placed beneath it.
Behind the coat of arms there is the waving Russian Navy flag (St. Andrew’s flag).
The inscription on the perimeter of the patch reads “Nuclear Submarine Cruiser”.
On the white curly ribbon at the bottom of the patch is the ship’s name – “Verkhoturye”.
One of the most significant events in the biography of the cruiser is the 1987 campaign to the Arctic, where on September 15, 1987 “Verkhoturye” carried surfacing at the North Pole.
The main armament of cruiser are 16 launchers of intercontinental ballistic missiles “Sineva” (The Blue). All of them are the basis of the marine nuclear component of Russian Armed Forces.
Nuclear strategic submarine “Verkhoturye” is named after the eponymous Ural city in the Sverdlovsk Oblast.
Historically Verkhoturye is the main city fortress on the way to Siberia.
At the core of sleeve patch lies the emblem of the city – a French heraldic shield divided horizontally into two parts.
In the upper (red) part of the shield, there is a silver bear. On the bear there is a gold-framed Gospel, and above it, – a silver cross. At the lover (silver) part of the shield there is a sable with an arrow, and the letter “B”. The sable and arrow are symbolize the forest resources, the main business of the native people – hunting, and the special glory of the region – extra-quality sable furs. The letter “B” stands for the name of the city (the initial letter of the name in Russian) and serves as one of the signs of the Verkhoturye Customs.
The silver color symbolizes purity, innocence, wisdom and joy.
The golden color of the Gospel emphasizes supremacy, greatness, respect and wealth.
The silver of the gross symbolizes purity and wisdom of thoughts and aims.
The red color on the heraldic shield asserts justice, courage, love and courage.
The whole emblem symbolizes the entire Christian enlightenment of the wild Ural forests, the majesty and wisdom of their inhabitants and their desire for peace and prosperity.