A Kalashnikov assault rifle is a symbol of readiness to defend the Fatherland.
It can kill and it can save lives. It’s played its role in bloodiest genocides and in liberations of the whole nations. It’s killed innocent people but some of the most miraculous rescue operations could not have been performed without it. The weapon of choice for soldiers of every creed and colour.
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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.
The upper cockade of the Russian Armed Forces is a custom metal sign on the military headdress (service cap). It was approved in 1998 and is applied to the present time.
The cockade represents the emblem of the Russian Armed Forces in the form of a golden double-headed eagle with outstretched wings, holding a sword (a symbol of readiness to defend the Fatherland) and a laurel wreath (a symbol of glory and honor).
The cockade and the emblem to the ceremonial full-dress service cap and peakless cap of the sergeants and petty officers of the service for a fixed period (conscription recruitment), soldiers, sailors, military students (academy men), Suvorov military and Nakhimov naval cadets.
The ceremonial and full dress uniform for the Soviet Army ranks and sergeants of the service for a fixed period (conscription recruitment) was established in 1969.
The cockade of Russian Navy admirals, designed to be worn on the cap bands, framed with golden sewing in the form of a wreath of laurel branches and oak leaves.
The cockade of the flag officers of the Fleet is made of anodized goldish metal in the form of the oval Navy cockade topped with the emblem of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.