“Invincible offensive impulse, bold manoeuvre and agility, whole-hearted courage and high valour, strong comradeship-in-arms, contempt for death, fierce hatred for the enemy – all this form the power of the glorious Marine Corps!”
The Marines is a sort of coastal corps of the Russian Navy.
The Marines is used on the sea-borne troops for conducting combat operations. Both with the ground forces and independently. Besides, the task of the Marine Corps is to defend the coast (naval bases, ports).
In the Russian army a special unit of the Marine Corps was formed in 1698 of the crew of the battle-ship “Eagle”. After the victory over the Swedes, Peter I decided to create a whole regiment, based on the marine troops of the Baltic Fleet.
Sailors in striped vests and peakless caps fought in the Battle of Borodino and the Crimean War, smashed the Nazi invaders, fought in Angola, Vietnam, Syria , Egypt, Guinea, Afghanistan and Chechnya. Nowadays, the Marines are involved in the fight against Somali pirates.
Automatic small arms, tanks, artillery, anti-tank and anti-aircraft guns, armoured troop carriers are at the disposal of the modern Marine Corps of the Russian Navy.
The Marines Corps are a part of all Russian Fleets – the Northern, the Pacific, the Baltic, the Black Sea and the Caspian Flotilla.Author of the post picture is Leonid Yakutin
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Dog tag “Border Guard Service of Russia” (Skull and the banners) is made of stainless steel with enamel. It is a picture of a striped terminus with two flags on each side, overlaid with the “dead head” in a green beret.
To the left of the terminus there is the national flag of Russia, to the right – the banner of the Border Guard Service.
The dog tag of the soldiers of the 3rd Separate Brigade of Special Purpose of the Internal Forces of the Republic of Belarus.
The symbol of the brigade is the lynx – a dweller of Belarusian forest. It is an agile, fast, careful and at the same time cunning and clever animal.
Obviously, the soldiers of Belarusian special forces pretend to own the same qualities.
The dog tag is made of stainless steel with enamel.
It is the image of the bikers’ guardian angel riding a motorbike.
At the bottom of the dog tag there is the inscription: “DEATH MACHINE” on the curly ribbon.
A popular wisdom says: “Do not ride faster than your guardian angel flies.”
The general sleeve patch for any of the units and formations of the Airborne Troops of the USSR and Russia.
In the center of the patch there is the image of an open golden parachute with and two airplanes from the both sides of it.
Approved in 1955.
The of the emblem is Zinaida Bocharova, a draftsman of the Airborne Staff.
Sleeve host patch of the Irkutsk Cossacks. Approved in 1998.
Cossacks were in the vicinity of the Lake Baikal in the XVII century, when the active development of Siberia took place. Since the XVIII century the Irkutsk Cossacks joined the troops of the Russian Empire.
In 1998 it was decided to reinstate Irkutsk Cossack Host and its glorious traditions.
Nowadays the Cossacks help to keep order in the country, cavalry units are patrolling the city and punish the violators.
Sleeve insignia of the fighters of the separate sniper squads of the special units of the Army, Police, intelligence and counterterrorist services.
The round sleeve patch contains a picture of a sniper rifle with a telescopic sight against a target.
Depending on the combat arm membership, the beret at the bottom of the emblem takes the appropriate color.