The St. George Ribbon relates to the Guards. The Guards ribbon symbolizes achievements in strengthening the defense of the state.
The black and orange colors of the ribbons mean “smoke and flames”, and are a sign of personal prowess on the battlefield.
The Guards is an elite privileged part of the troops.
The Soviet Guards are military units, ships and units of the USSR Armed Forces, which received this status for heroism, courage and high military skill performed in action during the Second World War.
The Day of Russian Guards is celebrated on September 2. This holiday was set in 2000 in connection with the 300th anniversary of Russian Imperial Guard.
Russian Imperial Guard was established at the beginning of the reign of Peter the Great.
In 1918 it was dissolved and re-established during the Second World War.
Four infantry divisions distinguished themselves near Smolensk in 1941 got the the Guards title by the order of Joseph Stalin.
The honorary title was assigned to the Army units and Navy ships distinguished themselves in battle against Nazi Germany. The military formation received the Guards banner and the servicemen – the Guards rank and the chest pin badge.
The Guards military units of modern Russia are: the 4th Guards “Kantemirovskaya” Tank Division, the 5th Guards “Tamanskaya” Motor Rifle Brigade, the 20th Guards “Carpathian-Berlin” Motor Rifle Division, the 27th Independent Sevastopol Guards Motor Rifle Brigade, the 28th Guards Order of the Red Banner Missile Division, located in the 27th Missile Army, linear formations of the Airborne Troops, the Guards units and ships of the Navy, the Guards units of the Army and Air Force.
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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.
Dog tag “Airborne Troops of Russia” is made of stainless steel by stamping. It is a picture of the general emblem of the Airborne Troops of Russia in the form of an open parachute with two planes on each of the sides.
At the top of the tag is the inscription: “RUSSIA”, at the bottom – an abbreviated name of the troops: “VDV”.
The obverse of the tag specifically provides a smooth space for the possibility of inscribing of personal data, such as blood type, number of the unit, personal number, etc.
Dog tag is made of stainless steel with enamel.
It is a image of crossed-hammer and sickle with the motto of the French Revolution, “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity” in Russian and French.
Freedom – the ability to do anything that does not harm others.
Equality – means that all are equal before the law.
Brotherhood – do not do to others what you would not want to get myself, and do it in relation to other such good deeds, which would be in relation to themselves.
The dog tag is made of stainless steel with enamel.
It is a modern version of the medieval emblem of death in the form of the Merciless Reaper. The skeleton, symbolizing the frailty of the flesh, wears a military jacket with a blue stripped vest instead of a black cloak with a hood, and squeezes an AK -47 instead of a scythe in its bony hand.
On the dog tag there is an inscription: ”I'LL BE BACK” written in a swift dynamic style.
The dog tag is made of stainless steel with enamel.
Horizontally, it is divided into three equal parts painted in the colors of the national flag of the Federal Republic of Germany.
In the center of the dog tag there is the image of the federal coat of arms – looking right eagle with spread wings, but with folded feathers.
At the top of the dog tag there is the inscription in Gothic: “GERMANY”.