The full-dress sleeve insignia of the Spetsnaz of Russian Armed Forces.
A round blue patch with a wide yellow (golden) edging.
The emblem in the center is the general image of the Special Forces, it is a relief image of the bat with spread wings on the background of a stylized image of the grid of a telescopic sight.
Since Spetsnaz soldiers are the most capable and trained warriors characterized by the highest level of combat skills, training and the ability to perform the most complex combat missions, the Expert Soldier of Special Forces must be something quite incredible: if everyone eat – he does not, if everyone drink – he can do without water, if everyone sleep – he is awake…
If you can imagine a barking dog whose head is not only in the front, but also from behind, then it's likely to be a Spetsnaz Expert Soldier.
The common sleeve insignia of the special units of the Military Intelligence of the Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU).
A round greenish-brown shield with a white edging and a relief silhouette of a black bat superimposed on the outlines of the stylized globe with parallels and meridians.
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.
The pin badge is made of a goldish metal with enamel. It represents a stylized image of an opened white canopy of the parachute over two crossed swords with their edges upward. In the blue field, under the canopy, on the straps of the parachute there is a relief image of a black bat with outstretched webbed wings. On the bat’s chest there is the Russian tricolor.
On the reverse side of the pin badge there is a screw with a nut for fastening it to the military uniform.
A chest patch for casual military uniform, which is located above the right chest pocket of the uniform.
A fabric patch in the form of a blue stripe with a white edging.
The patch represents the emblem of the Special Forces (it is a relief image of the bat with spread wings on the background of a stylized image of the grid of a telescopic sight) and the inscription: “Special Forces”.
The chest pin badge is the insignia of belonging to a special operations unit (Spetsnaz) of Russian Interior Ministry Troops.
The pin badge is made of a goldish metal with enamel in the form of a ruby red Greek cross with flared rounded ends. The cross is imposed over a slightly hollowed round shield with a laurel wreath. In the center of the cross there is a triangular elongated downward small shield with the cut upper corners. In its blue field there is a relief black silhouette of a bat.