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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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.
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!”
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.