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 full-dress sleeve insignia of the Spetsnaz of Russian Armed Forces.
A round blue patch with a wide yellow (golden) edging.
The emblem in the center is the general image of the Special Forces, it is a relief image of the bat with spread wings on the background of a stylized image of the grid of a telescopic sight.
This emblem is called “the small flag” or sometimes “the Guards angle”.
The patch in the form of the stylised State Flag was accepted in the Soviet Army for wearing on the berets to the left of the cockade. It was worn by all ranks – from a seaman to a commander.
Approved on June 26,1969.
Sleeve insignia of belonging to the bodies of the Federal Security Service (FSB).
Approved on August 25, 2011.
The patch for the field uniform represents a fabric rhombus stripe with a greenish-brown edging the heraldic emblem of the bodies of the Federal Security Service in the center.
A fashion-style button of a goldish metal with a shank. The diameter of 35/64 inch (14 mm).
On the front is a relief image of the Russian Imperial Emblem of the 1883 standard. On the back side – protrusion with a single hole to sew the button to the clothes.
The prototype of the Emblem is the seal of the Russian Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich (Alexis I) adopted in 1667.