This emblem is called “the small flag” or sometimes “the Guards angle”.
The patch in the form of the stylised State Flag was accepted in the Soviet Army for wearing on the berets to the left of the cockade. It was worn by all ranks – from a seaman to a commander.
Approved on June 26,1969.
The sleeve insignia of the fighters of the Air Assault Mobile Group of the 108th Kuban Cossack Guards Regiment 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.
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 sleeve patch of the reconnaissance company of the 34th Separate Special Operations Brigade of the Interior Troops (OBRON).
The emblem is an inverted spear or an arrowhead on the maroon background of which there is a picture of a desmodus (vampire bat) sitting on the sword and the grid of optical sight.
A chest patch for casual 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, framed by two oak branches) and the inscription of relating to the Airborne Troops.
The Airborne motto is: “Nobody but us!”
The sleeve patch of the Airborne Troops uniform.
Abolished on May 6, 2005.
A round sleeve patch of the sky-blue color, with a goldish edging.
The emblem represents an open parachute with a paratrooper, and two aircrafts, framed by two green oak branches.
At the top of the patch there is the inscription: “Airborne troops”, at the bottom of it – “Russia”.
Sleeve insignia of belonging to the bodies of the Federal Security Service (FSB).
Approved on August 25, 2011.
The patch for the field uniform represents a fabric rhombus stripe with a greenish-brown edging the heraldic emblem of the bodies of the Federal Security Service in the center.