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 and the emblem to the ceremonial full-dress service cap and peakless cap of the sergeants and petty officers of the service for a fixed period (conscription recruitment), soldiers, sailors, military students (academy men), Suvorov military and Nakhimov naval cadets.
The ceremonial and full dress uniform for the Soviet Army ranks and sergeants of the service for a fixed period (conscription recruitment) was established in 1969.
The cockade of Russian Navy admirals, designed to be worn on the cap bands, framed with golden sewing in the form of a wreath of laurel branches and oak leaves.
The cockade of the flag officers of the Fleet is made of anodized goldish metal in the form of the oval Navy cockade topped with the emblem of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.
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 memorial emblem of the”winged infantry” (the Airborne Troops) made in the form of a sleeve patch.
The eagle is a symbol of strength, pride and nobility.
The parachute symbolizes willingness to fight both in the air and on the ground.
The laurel wreath irborne Troops means the continuity of the tradition of loyalty and combat duty.
Motto: “Strength, Courage, Bravery”.
Sleeve insignia denoting the belonging to the Cossack Host. Designed for field uniforms.
A fabric patch in the form of a black pentagonal shield elongated downwards with a curved top and a goldish edging.
In the center of the emblem there is the image of the waving national flag of the Russian Federation and the goldis inscriptions: at the top – “RUSSIA”, at the bottom – “COSSACK HOSTS.”
Casual uniform sleeve patch of the employees of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs Riot squads.
The sleeve patch is a triangular shield with beveled upper corners and a goldish edging.
In the center of the shield there is the image of a naked sword with a yellow (gold) handle, and the national flag of Russia.