Interior Troops Spetsnaz is a special operations unit of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD) performing tasks in specific environments with a high level of training.
The Separate Division of Operational Purpose (ODON) named after F. E. Dzerzhinsky was established on the basis of the 1st and 8th units of Spetsnaz. Its motto is: “Any task at any time and place!”. Regalia: the Orders of Lenin, of the October Revolution, of the Red Banner. Talisman: panther – a symbol of bravery, courage and knightly chivalry.
The 7th Special Forces Detachment “ROSICH” was formed in 1992 on the basis of the training special purpose companies of the 100th Interior Troops Division: 46th Regiment “Lion”, 47th Regiment “Scorpion”, 48th Regiment “Typhoon”. It is a part of the Novocherkassk Division situated on the territory of the Internal Troops Training Center of the North Caucasus Military District.
19th Detachment “Yermak” – Spetsnaz with Siberian nature. The squad is named after the historical person of the 16th century – the conqueror of Siberia to the Russian state, the Cossack Ataman Yermak Kalashnikov, who was a man of unbending will and great courage. The detachment is located in Novosibirsk, Central Siberia.
21st Spetsnaz Detachment “Typhoon” is place the Far Eastern Khabarovsk Territory. The symbol of the squad is a snarling Siberian Tiger, which is the northernmost tiger in the world.
For courage and heroism performed in the North Caucasus region, more than 170 servicemen of the detachment were awarded state awards.
25th Separate Spetsnaz Detechment “Mercury” named after Mercury of Smolensk – a great Slavic man-at-war of the 13th century. The entire history of the detachment is connected with the constant use of working dogs.That is why its symbol is a double-headed dog looking in different directions.
Few people know that during the Chechen war the bandits paid more money for killing a handler with a dog than for killing a Spetsnaz officer.
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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 the 7th Guards Airborne Division.
Achievements: martial name – “Mountain Division”, the Order of the Red Banner, the Order of Kutuzov II degree.
Motto: “Courage, Valor, Honor!”
Russaian Airborne Troops (Vozdushno-Desantnye Vojska, VDV) are known in the army folklore as “Vojska Dyadi Vasi” (Uncle Basil’s Troops) under the name of their founder – General Vassilij Margelov.
Sleeve Patch of the Stavropol District of the Terek Cossack Host.
The Terek Cossacks live along the North Caucasian mountain rivers – Terek, Sunzha, Kura, Malka, Kuma.
Officially the Terek Cossack Host exists since 1577, now it is included in the state register of the Cossack Hosts.
The staff of the Host is located in the city of Vladikavkaz.
The sleeve insignia of the soldiers of the North Caucasus Military District.
The emblem represents stylized images of the snowy peaks of Mount Elbrus, green forests of the Caucasus foothills and blue waters of the river Terek.
By the 58th Army’s strengths, as the response to the military aggression of Georgia against South Ossetia and Abkhazia on 08.08.2008, peace and security of Russian citizens residing in the territory of these republics has been successfully restored.
Sleeve insignia of the 1st special purpose unit “Vityaz” (Hero) of the Internal Troops of Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs.
The emblem stands for the years of glorious fighting history.
The unit’s emblem depicts force and confidence brief and to the point: it is the image of a fist over the machine gun.
The majority of the Special Troops units have borrowed the emblem, replacing the unit’s name with theirs.
The symbol of the “Vityaz’s” fighters is the maroon beret.