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.
Sleeve patch of 106th Guards Airborne Division holding the Order of the Red Banner and the Order of Kutuzov, 2nd degree.
Motto: “No impossible tasks!”
At the heart of the emblem is the coat of arms of the city of Tula, where the division’s headquarters is located, and the Centaur which combines power and intelligence, courage and cunning, man and animal according to ancient mythology.
Sleeve insignia of Russian Navy submariners.
A triangular regimental heraldic shield with the stylized images of a nuclear submarine and the globe with an eight-pointed star superimposed on it.
The globe symbolizes the worldwide actions of the Russian submariners.
The eight-pointed star is the allegoric symbol of the “Wind Rose”, navigation, striving to achieve the goals, the saving star of hope for a better future.
At the top of the sleeve patch is the inscription: “RUSSIA”, in the center – “Submarine Forces.”
An oval sleeve insignia of the Moscow Police Riot Squad (OMON). A variant of the casual uniforms patch of the employees of special force units of the Moscow Ministry of Internal Affairs.
Symbols of the emblem:
The naked sword – eternal readiness to take action to protect civilians.
The golden color of the blade of the sword is the color of purity and generosity; the maroon is the color of the Russian Interior Ministry Special Forces.