Russian Cossack troops from the Napoleonic wars have returned to France… 200 years after they were first seen there! Summer camps and traditional riding tricks, wielding swords while on horseback and doing spectacular stunts – this march towards Paris recreates the events of the beginning of the 19th century, but this time there will be no bloodshed or wounded. Just the splendor and the amusement of the times long passed.
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.
In the modern Russian army a military unit may be given the honorary name of “Cossack” for heroism and bravery.Author of the post film is Autonomous Nonprofit Organization “TV-Novosti”
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Dog tag “Border Guard Service of Russia” (Skull and the banners) is made of stainless steel with enamel. It is a picture of a striped terminus with two flags on each side, overlaid with the “dead head” in a green beret.
To the left of the terminus there is the national flag of Russia, to the right – the banner of the Border Guard Service.
The dog tag of the soldiers of the 3rd Separate Brigade of Special Purpose of the Internal Forces of the Republic of Belarus.
The symbol of the brigade is the lynx – a dweller of Belarusian forest. It is an agile, fast, careful and at the same time cunning and clever animal.
Obviously, the soldiers of Belarusian special forces pretend to own the same qualities.
The dog tag is made of stainless steel with enamel.
It is the image of the bikers’ guardian angel riding a motorbike.
At the bottom of the dog tag there is the inscription: “DEATH MACHINE” on the curly ribbon.
A popular wisdom says: “Do not ride faster than your guardian angel flies.”
The general sleeve patch for any of the units and formations of the Airborne Troops of the USSR and Russia.
In the center of the patch there is the image of an open golden parachute with and two airplanes from the both sides of it.
Approved in 1955.
The of the emblem is Zinaida Bocharova, a draftsman of the Airborne Staff.
Sleeve host patch of the Irkutsk Cossacks. Approved in 1998.
Cossacks were in the vicinity of the Lake Baikal in the XVII century, when the active development of Siberia took place. Since the XVIII century the Irkutsk Cossacks joined the troops of the Russian Empire.
In 1998 it was decided to reinstate Irkutsk Cossack Host and its glorious traditions.
Nowadays the Cossacks help to keep order in the country, cavalry units are patrolling the city and punish the violators.
Sleeve insignia of the fighters of the separate sniper squads of the special units of the Army, Police, intelligence and counterterrorist services.
The round sleeve patch contains a picture of a sniper rifle with a telescopic sight against a target.
Depending on the combat arm membership, the beret at the bottom of the emblem takes the appropriate color.