In September 1986, the CIA provided Afghan Mujahedeen with portable “Stinger” Rockets in their war against the Soviet Union. These missiles were deadly, capable of bringing down helicopters as well as piercing armor. On film, Afghan war vets, former US and USSR secret servicemen talk about how the Soviet hunt for the American Stinger unfolded.
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The cockade with the “Red Star” emblem was intended to be worn on a military headdress (garrison cap, panama hat, or beret) by the junior leaders of recruitment, the rank and file soldiers and sailors, cadets of military schools, Suvorov military and Nakhimov naval cadets.
The cockade is a five-pointed star with the hammer and sickle.
The cockade is fastened with a clamper (or “the barbs”). The method of painting – cold enamel.
The tiny lapel pin badge of the servicemen of the Special Purpose Detachment of the Interior Troops of Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD).
The emblem stands for the years of glorious fighting history. Initially it belonged to the first created in the USSR special actions group “Vityaz” (Knight-errant). The fist over the machine gun shortly and clearly shows force and confidence. Further this emblem was borrowed by the majority of the special forces detachments.
The ID pin badge of the operatives and soldiers of the Police Riot Squad Special is to be attached to the upper garment and a special outfit: body armor, individual tactical load-bearing vest.
The pin badge is a goldish metal star of twelve rounded points formed by the beams radiating from the center of convex polished rays.
The chest pin badge (insignia) of the servicemen of the 3rd Separate Special Purpose Brigade of Belorussian Interior Troops.
The symbol of the Brigade is the lynx – a Belorussian forester. It is a slick, fast, accurate and at the same time cunning and clever beast. Obviously, Belarusian commandos and consider themselves the owners of the same qualities.
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.