Russia’s warplanes remain among the most advanced in the world, both capable of striking targets on the ground and engaging in aerial combat. Sukhoi and MiG planes not only constitute the staples of Russian air power but have been used by militaries around the globe. At an airbase in Lipetsk, we looks into the men and hardware that make up Russia’s air force.
The heraldic elements of the Air Force:
The propeller is the symbol of flight, the soaring wings – agility, maneuverability and mobility.
The blue color of the cloth symbolize honor and fidelity, and is the traditional color of the Air Force uniform.
The laurels of oak and laurel leaves are the symbols of the fidelity to service duty, valor and glory of military aviators.
The blue color of the Air Force flag symbolizes peaceful cloudless sky. The fourteen yellow rays represent the rays of the sun and symbolize equal orientation, warmth and openness of relations with other states and nations.
The red five pointed star is a historical tribute to the feats of arm of our forefathers during World War II and the glorious traditions of Russian Army.
Author of the post picture is Vitaly Kuzmin
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The sleeve insignia of the 25th Separate Special Actions Detachment of the Interior Troops.
The entire history of the military unit is connected with the constant use of working dogs. Therefore the sleeve patch’s emblem is a black shield with a golden edging, at the center of which is the common heraldic symbol of the Russian Interior Ministry (a sword and a shield) supplemented by a double-headed dog looking in different directions.
At the top of the sleeve patch there is a common emblem of Spetsnaz MVD (MIA Special Forces).
The common sleeve insignia of all units and special actions detachments of the Interior Troops.
The central image of the sleeve patch is a fist clenched on the background of the five-pointed star – a symbol of unity, friendship and combat brotherhood, and a Kalashnikov assault rifle – a symbol of readiness to defend the Fatherland.
A fashion-style button of a goldish metal with a shank and a rim around the edges. The diameter of 35/64 inch (14 mm).
On the front is a relief image of the emblem of the Soviet Army – a five-pointed star with the hammer and sickle. On the back side – protrusion with a single hole to sew the button to the clothes.