The sleeve patch emblem is a yellow enamel elongated horseshoe with golden edges.
On the bottom of the horseshoe there is an image of a red winding dragon , and on the sides – the pine branches.
At the inner bottom of the horseshoe there is a stockade, under which, on the edge of the horseshoe, is a narrow winding blue band.
At the top of the horseshoe there is black-brown double-headed eagle with outstretched wings resting on the sides of the horseshoe. The eagle’s heads are crowned with the Imperial Crown. On the eagle’s chest there is a white shield with an image of St. George on horseback slaying a dragon.
Golden arrows of lightning come from beneath the eagle’s wing. The eagle is holding a bow of yellow ribbon, on the ends of which there are dates: left – “1655” (the year of foundation), right – ” 1997 ” (the year of the rebirth of the Host).
Under the bow there are the Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich Romanov’s and the Emperor Nicholas II’s monograms.
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.