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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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.
Dog tag “Border Guard Service of Russia” (Skull) is made of stainless steel with enamel. It is an image of the waving Russian state flag overlaid with the “dead head” in a green beret.
At the top of the tag there is the inscription: “RUSSIA”, at the bottom – an abbreviation: “FPS” – Federal Border Guard Service.
The dog tag of the soldiers of the 3rd Separate Brigade of Special Purpose of the Internal Forces of the Republic of Belarus.
The symbol of the brigade is the lynx – a dweller of Belarusian forest. It is an agile, fast, careful and at the same time cunning and clever animal.
Obviously, the soldiers of Belarusian special forces pretend to own the same qualities.