Bashlyk is a part of the Adyghe (Circassian) warrior’s ammunition.
A hood with long blades made out of double-folded piece of cloth. The blades are wound around the neck, like a scarf. They can also cover the face from bad weather, or if you wish to remain unrecognized.
When riding horseback, bashlyk’s blades are wrapped around the neck with the ends dangling back. In good weather, bashlyk hangs on the shoulders, fastened with a cord, with its hood and blades lowered back.
The long end of the hood is edged with durable protective tape.
The Bashlyk hood has not lost its relevance in the modern urban environment being a fashionable removable hood, and as an indispensable article of a traveler’s, hunter’s or fisherman’s garment. It protects from rain, cold and sun.
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.
Dog tag “The Cossack Troops” is made of stainless steel with enamel.
It depicts a hobbler Cossack dressed in a sample 1915 uniform with a lance and a Cossack sword.
In the background there is a distinctive V-shaped Cossack sleeve-patch, painted in the colors of Russian national flag.
At the top edge of the tag there is the motto: “For Faith and Fatherland”.
The motto describes the basic commands that must know each Russian soldier: soul – to God, heart – to the people, life – to Fatherland, honor – to no one.
A fashion-style button of a silvery metal with a shank. The diameter of 55/64 inch (22 mm).
On the front is a relief image of the emblem of the Great Don Army – a white deer pierced with a Tatar arrow. On the back side – protrusion with a single hole to sew the button to the clothes.
The sleeve patch of the Siberian Cossacks. Approved in 1997.
Siberian Cossack Host is governmental paramilitary unit in Siberia, which also includes the territory of the North and East Kazakhstan.
It was formed immediately after joining Siberia to Muscovy under Ivan the Terrible on December 6, 1582.
The Siberian Cossacks carried military service in exchange for land and partial autonomy.
The central headquarters of the Siberian Cossack Host is located in the city of Omsk.
The sleeve patch of the Terek Cossack Host for the full-dress uniform. Approved in 1997.
The Terek Cossacks live along the North Caucasian mountain rivers – Terek, Sunzha, Kura, Malka, Kuma.
Officially the Terek Cossack Host exists since 1577, now it is included in the state register of the Cossack Hosts.
The staff of the Host is located in the city of Vladikavkaz.
Sleeve Patch of the Don Cossack Host. New standard. Approved on February 09, 2010.
The central figure of the emblem is a white deer pierced with a Tatar arrow.
The Don Host is one of the first and the most famous of Cossack formations.
The history of the Don Cossacks began long before the Moscow State.
Under Tsar Ivan the Terrible Cossacks got the Don in perpetuity.
The chest insignia denoting the belonging to the Cossack Host. Designed for field uniforms.
The 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 black stripe with a goldish edging.
The patch shows the Russian State Emblem and the two line text of belonging to the troops: at the top – “RUSSIA”, at the bottom – “COSSACK HOSTS”.
Sleeve insignia denoting the belonging to the Cossack Host. Designed for field uniforms.
A fabric patch in the form of a black shield with a curved downwards and a goldish edging
In the center of the emblem there is the image of the waving national flag of the Russian Federation and the goldis inscriptions: at the top – “RUSSIA”, at the bottom – “COSSACK HOSTS.”