Sleeve insignia of the 1st special purpose unit “Vityaz” (Hero) of the Internal Troops of Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs.
The emblem stands for the years of glorious fighting history.
The unit’s emblem depicts force and confidence brief and to the point: it is the image of a fist over the machine gun.
The majority of the Special Troops units have borrowed the emblem, replacing the unit’s name with theirs.
The symbol of the “Vityaz’s” fighters is the maroon beret.
The pin badge of honor “Valor and Battlecraft” symbolizes the high rate of combat training and fighting qualities of the Special Forces servicemen.
The pin badge is awarded to the military personnel achieved high rates in combat training, having not less than 3 parachute jumps, faultless military discipline, and passed the qualification tests.
The group of a special purpose “Vityaz” (Hero, Knight) is famous for its traditions. Many of them arose in the years of formation of the first division of the Internal Troops Special Forces.
Exactly since then originates the tradition of awarding of the chest pin badges (decoration) to the servicemen who showed courage and valor while performing combat tasks, achieved high rates in training, successfully passed qualification tests.
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.
The dog tag is made of stainless steel with enamel.
It is a relief image of the “dead head” in a maroon beret.
At the bottom of the dog tag there is the heraldic emblem of the Internal Troops of the Ministry of Home Affairs of Ukraine – an eight-pointed star with the superposed shield and a vertically downward sword.
On the shield in the center of the star there is an image of a trident – the Small State Emblem of Ukraine.
The sleeve insignia of the 19th Special Forces Detachment of Russian Interior Troops.
The squad is named after the historical person of the 16th century – the conqueror of Siberia to the Russian state, a Cossack Ataman Ermak Kalashnikov, a man of unbending will and great courage.
The place of dislocation of the detachment is the city of Novosibirsk, Central Siberia.