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 106th Guards Airborne Division holding the Order of the Red Banner and the Order of Kutuzov, 2nd degree.
Motto: “No impossible tasks!”
At the heart of the emblem is the coat of arms of the city of Tula, where the division’s headquarters is located, and the Centaur which combines power and intelligence, courage and cunning, man and animal according to ancient mythology.
Sleeve insignia of Russian Navy submariners.
A triangular regimental heraldic shield with the stylized images of a nuclear submarine and the globe with an eight-pointed star superimposed on it.
The globe symbolizes the worldwide actions of the Russian submariners.
The eight-pointed star is the allegoric symbol of the “Wind Rose”, navigation, striving to achieve the goals, the saving star of hope for a better future.
At the top of the sleeve patch is the inscription: “RUSSIA”, in the center – “Submarine Forces.”
An oval sleeve insignia of the Moscow Police Riot Squad (OMON). A variant of the casual uniforms patch of the employees of special force units of the Moscow Ministry of Internal Affairs.
Symbols of the emblem:
The naked sword – eternal readiness to take action to protect civilians.
The golden color of the blade of the sword is the color of purity and generosity; the maroon is the color of the Russian Interior Ministry Special Forces.
Dog tag “Airborne Troops of Russia” (Lightning) is made of stainless steel with enamel. It is an eagle prepared to attack, soaring on a background of white open canopy over three red lightnings.
At the top of the medal there is the abbreviation “VDV” (Airborne troops) on a blue field, at the bottom – the motto: “STRENGTH, SPEED, ATTACK.”
Dog tag “The Cossack Troops” is made of stainless steel with enamel.
It depicts a hobbler Cossack dressed in a sample 1915 uniform with a lance and a Cossack sword.
In the background there is a distinctive V-shaped Cossack sleeve-patch, painted in the colors of Russian national flag.
At the top edge of the tag there is the motto: “For Faith and Fatherland”.
The motto describes the basic commands that must know each Russian soldier: soul – to God, heart – to the people, life – to Fatherland, honor – to no one.
The dog tag is made of stainless steel with enamel.
It is a stylized image of the national flag of the United States – a rectangular cloth with seven red and six white alternating horizontal stripes. In the upper left corner is the azure dark blue rectangle. In the rectangle there are 50 white five-pointed stars.