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 common sleeve insignia of Soviet and Russian marines.
The patch is a modern replica of emblem of the USSR Marine Corps (standard of 1963).
The emblem is a circular black shield with a red piping. In the center of the shield there is a relief image of an a golden anchor braided with a rope.
The motto of the Russian Marine Corps: “There, Where We Go, There is Victory!”
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).
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.