Maroon (crimson) beret – the highest Spetsnaz insignia.
March, special obstacle course, shooting and melee combat.
Physical preparation and skillful handling of weapons is not enough – only the most desperate and persistent will reach the end.
This extreme test is passed by Special Forces ranks and officers voluntarily. Not for money. Not for the next rank. Just to gain the right to wear the maroon beret, to become a full member of the special military brotherhood.
The maroon beret, as a symbol of the Special Forces elite, exists for over thirty years. Only three best Special Forces detachments of Russia have the right to conduct tests for obtaining the treasured symbol: “Vityaz”, “Rusich” and Novosibirsk “Ermak”.
For many, running 11 kilometers in full military gear, surrounded by conditions akin to a real battle, would be unbearable.
Even trained servicemen have trouble performing such tasks. However, for those who wish to become soldiers in the Russian Special Forces, this is just one of the many tests they have to pass with flying colours. In addition, they have to shoot accurately, storm buildings quickly and demonstrate outstanding combat skills.
But no doubt their hardest challenge is to triumph over themselves.
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Chalk natural Belgorod. The structure is dry, crisp and rich smells of damp.
Chalk natural sawn Belgorod is 100% natural. The chalk contains a large amount of calcium that is essential for the strength of each person’s bones, and especially – for the body of a young mom and her unborn baby. Belgorod chalk moderately hard, after chewing melts in your mouth. It has the legendary classic chalky taste.
Black beret – the uniform headgear of the Marines of the USSR and Russia Navy.
Nickname – “Black Death”, the motto: “Where we are, there the victory is!”
Black is the official color of the Marines’ uniform since 1963.
The beret is worn with the cockade of 32 faceted rays and the Admiralty anchor entwined with a rope, and the special hallmark of a red triangular flag with a small golden anchor.
Blue beret – the uniform headgear of the USSR and Russian Airborne Troops (VDV).
The blue color is a symbol of honor and fidelity. Along with the green, the blue is the traditional color of Airborne Troops, the both symbolizing readiness and ability to fight on the ground and in the air.
Dog tag “Border Guard Service of Russia” (Skull and the banners) is made of stainless steel with enamel. It is a picture of a striped terminus with two flags on each side, overlaid with the “dead head” in a green beret.
To the left of the terminus there is the national flag of Russia, to the right – the banner of the Border Guard Service.
The dog tag of the soldiers of the 3rd Separate Brigade of Special Purpose of the Internal Forces of the Republic of Belarus.
The symbol of the brigade is the lynx – a dweller of Belarusian forest. It is an agile, fast, careful and at the same time cunning and clever animal.
Obviously, the soldiers of Belarusian special forces pretend to own the same qualities.
The dog tag is made of stainless steel with enamel.
It is the image of the bikers’ guardian angel riding a motorbike.
At the bottom of the dog tag there is the inscription: “DEATH MACHINE” on the curly ribbon.
A popular wisdom says: “Do not ride faster than your guardian angel flies.”