From the Regulation on the chest pin badge “For the Long Campaign” of 1976:
1. The pin badge is awarded to the most distinguished Navy sailors and officers for participation in long-distance and special campaigns on warships and auxiliary vessels of the Soviet Navy.
The pin badge is to be awarded to the crew, cadets of the Naval schools, practicing aboard, as well as sailors and officers of the Navy, attached to the campaign.
2. The badges with an image of a submarine are awarded to the crew of a submarine; with an image of a cruiser – to the crew of a surface vessel.
3. The presentation of the pin badge takes place be the Commander-in-Chief of the Fleet, if the mission of the campaign is fulfilled, there was no accidents, breakdowns and wrecks due to the fault of the crew.
The “Long Campaign”, giving the right to award the pin badge is considered to be:
for the Black Sea Fleet – sailing beyond the Bosporus and the Dardanelles;
for the Northern Fleet – sailing beyond the Barents Sea;
for the Baltic Fleet – sailing beyond the Danish straits;
for the Pacific Fleet – sailing beyond the Okhotsk Sea and the Sea of Japan;
for all the ships and vessels of the Navy – the transition from one theater to another through the Northern Sea Route.
4. The presentation of the chest pin badges is carried out in state by the commander of the ship personally, in front of the crew.
5. The pin badge “For the Long Campaign” may be awarded with the pin badge only once. And the awarding is never awarded for the subsequent voyages, regardless of their distance and duration.
The history of the badge goes back to 1954, when the decoration “For the Voyage to England” was established. All the crew of the cruiser “Sverdlov”, which took part in the parade devoted to the coronation of the English Queen Elisabeth II, were rewarded with the decoration.
Further, in 1956, the next decoration was established. It was devoted to the visit of the Soviet ships, including the cruiser “Ordzhonikidze” and the destroyers “Sovershenny” and Smotryaschy”, to England.
The first decoration pin badge “For the Long Campaign” was approved by the Order of May 22, 1961 No 149, issued by the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy.
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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.
The ID pin badge of the operatives and soldiers of the Police Riot Squad Special is to be attached to the upper garment and a special outfit: body armor, individual tactical load-bearing vest.
The pin badge is a goldish metal star of twelve rounded points formed by the beams radiating from the center of convex polished rays.
The chest pin badge (insignia) of the servicemen of the 3rd Separate Special Purpose Brigade of Belorussian Interior Troops.
The symbol of the Brigade is the lynx – a Belorussian forester. It is a slick, fast, accurate and at the same time cunning and clever beast. Obviously, Belarusian commandos and consider themselves the owners of the same qualities.