Sleeve patch of the 471st Border Detachment of Special Purpose “Bars” (Leopard) of the Far Eastern Border District.
The detachment was formed in January 2000.
The sleeve patch depicts the head of an Amur leopard – the only leopard species in the whole of Russia.
Its natural habitat is border mountain chains of the Maritime Territory. No wonder that the rare animal was chosen as the symbol of the Far Eastern Border Guards.
Power and smartness, courage and cunning are the ideal qualities for an animal and a border guard.