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 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.
The Russian Federation Signal Corps warriors sleeve insignia.
A round black patch with a goldish edging.
The emblem is a stylized image of silver vertically arranged lightnings (three are directed up, and the other three – down) against the extended wings, framed with two oak branches.
The inscription at the top of the patch reads: “Signal Corps”, at the bottom – “Russia”.
The sign of belonging to a particular district of Russian Interior Ministry Troops is worn on the right sleeve of the uniform.
The greenish-brown color (khaki) is the traditional color used in military uniform in order to camouflage.
A triangular fabric heraldic shield with equally arched sides.
Approved on May 12, 1994.
The sleeve insignia of the North-Western District of the Internal Troops “Sphinx”.