The small emblem of the Troops of Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Defense is a golden contour image of a regular hexagon with three golden radiating rays.
The elements of the emblem symbolize: the regular hexagon – a chemical compound benzene (“benzene ring”), which is used to indicate belonging to chemistry; the radiating rays – radioactive decay with three streams of ionizing radiation (alpha, beta and gamma); the torch – the use of flame-thrower and incendiary pieces as one of the tasks of NCB protection.
The 4th Separate Motorized Antitank Flamethrower Battalion was formed from several mouth explosive flamethrowers on May 16, 1943 in the suburbs of Stalingrad. After some time the Battalion was awarded the Order of the Red Banner for the exemplary performance of combat missions in crossing the river Dniester as well as the access to the USSR state border and for displaying courage and bravery. For the liberation of Transylvania, the Batallion was given the name “Transylvania”, and for the taking of the city of Zvolen and displaying courage, it was awarded the Order of Alexander Nevsky.
Based on the 4th Separate Motorized Antitank Flamethrower Battalion, the 282nd Training Centre of the Troops of NBC Defense was formed in 1970.
The sleeve insignia of the 282nd Training Center for the commanders of flamethrower troops and specialists of nuclear, chemical and biological protection.
Regalia: martial name – “Transylvania”, the Order of the Red Banner and the Order of Alexander Nevsky.
Chevron is a small emblem of NBC Troops, on the background of which there is a black raven – a symbol of wisdom, experience and knowledge.
The curly ribbon wears the name of the training center: “Transylvania”.
At the bottom of the sleeve patch there are a flaming torch – the symbol of a flamethrower battalion, and waving ribbons: at the left – the ribbon of the Order of the Red Banner, a the right – the Order of Alexander Nevsky.
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Sleeve Patch 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.
Sleeve Patch of the Stavropol District of the Terek Cossack Host.
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.
The sleeve insignia of the soldiers of the North Caucasus Military District.
The emblem represents stylized images of the snowy peaks of Mount Elbrus, green forests of the Caucasus foothills and blue waters of the river Terek.
By the 58th Army’s strengths, as the response to the military aggression of Georgia against South Ossetia and Abkhazia on 08.08.2008, peace and security of Russian citizens residing in the territory of these republics has been successfully restored.
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.