The pennant is made of black cloth traditional for the Navy. It is an elongated pentagon rounded to the bottom.
The cloth is framed with a piping of a twisted cord and tassels of the golden color.
In the upper part of the pennant there is an inserted rod with a braid, designed for fastening.
The front side of the pennant depicts the continuous since 1963 emblem of the USSR Marine Corps. The emblem is a circular black shield with a yellow rim and red piping in the form of a rope. In the center of the shield there is a relief image of an anchor braided with a rope.
At the top of the rim there is the circular relief inscription “RUSSIAN MARINE CORPS”, at the bottom – the motto: “WHERE WE ARE, THERE THE VICTORY IS!”
The emblem placed on the background of the weaving Naval Flag of Russia.
At the bottom the pennant is decorated with a long curly ribbon of the colors of the National Flag and crossed laurel branches.
The Marines is a kind of the coastal troops of Russian Navy.
The Naval Infantry is used for combat operations as a part of amphibious assault, both in conjunction with the Army, and independently. Also, the tasks Marines include providing coast defense (naval bases, ports).
The first Russian special team of Marines was formed in 1698 from the crew of the ship “Oryol” (Eagle). After the victory over the Swedes, Peter I decided to create a whole regiment, based on the naval squads of the Baltic Fleet.
The sailors in vests and peakless caps fought in the Battle of Borodino and the Crimean War, crushed Nazi invaders, fought in Angola, Vietnam, Syria, Egypt, Guinea, Afghanistan, Chechnya. Currently, the Marines take part in the fight against Somali pirates.
At the disposal of the modern Russian Navy Infantry are automatic small arms, tanks, artillery, anti-tank and anti-aircraft guns, floating armored personnel carriers.
The Marines are part of all Russian fleets – the Northern, the Pacific, the Baltic, the Black Sea and the Caspian Flotilla.
“Invincible offensive outburst, daring maneuver and rapidity, selfless courage and high valor, strong combat friendship, scorn of death, fierce hatred for the enemy – this is the strength of the glorious Marines!”