The Internal Troops are organized by the type of the army, but they are not included in the Russian army.
Structurally internal troops are in the system of the Interior Ministry. The task of the Troops is to maintain the constitutional system and public order in the country.
Unlike the Internal Troops, the army is destined to defend the country against an external enemy. However, in the case of the outside encroachment on the sovereignty of the state, be it a border armed conflict, or aggression by another state, the Internal Troops are to be involved in the repelling of the aggression together with the Army and Border Troops, included in the Armed Forces of the Ministry of Defence.
Previously, the Internal Troops were used to guard the prisons and guarding prisoners , but now these functions are abolished.
Today, the Internal Troops of Russia is a powerful paramilitary unit (militia). The operation units are fully motorized and have armored vehicles. The structure of the Internal Troops consists of its own aviation, artillery, engineering and naval units.
The symbols of the Internal Troops territorial districts are:
Falcon – Moscow District;
Sphinx – Northwestern District;
Deer – Volga District;
Horse – North Caucasian District;
Salamander – Ural District;
Bear – Siberian District;
Tiger – Eastern District;
Lion – Office for protection of important public facilities and cargo;
Winged dog – Logistic Support units of the Internal Ministry of Russia.Author of the post picture is Leonid Yakutin
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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.
The sleeve patch of the servicemen of the Plesetsk Cosmodrome.
A cloth stripe with the emblem of the Russian Space Forces and the text of affiliation with the Plesetsk Cosmodrome.
The Plesetsk Cosmodrome is the most northern cosmodrome in the world and occupies an area of 1762 square km.
A chest patch for full-dress military uniform, which is located above the right chest pocket of the uniform.
The patch represents the undisputed (since 1955) emblem of the Airborne Troops (an open parachute with a paratrooper and two aircrafts on each side) and the inscription of relating to the Airborne Troops.
The general sleeve insignia for all Russian Cossacks without defining the belonging to a particular Cossack Host.
Is designed for wearing on the casual uniform.
In the center of the emblem there is the image of St. George on horseback slaying a dragon on the background of the national flag of the Russian Federation.
Sleeve insignia of the snipers of the Special Operations Group “Scorpion” of the 47th Regiment of the 100th Division of Russian Interior Ministry Troops.
The sleeve patch contains a stylized image of the semi-automatic sniper rifle of Eugeniy Dragunov (SVD) and the symbol of the regiment – scorpion – the personification of mortal danger and unpredictability.