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 Ryazan Higher Military Command School of the Airborne Troops named after Army General V. F. Margelov.
Motto: “Onslaught, Courage, Victory.”
The emblem of the sleeve patch is made in the form of an eagle with wide spread wings holding a shield with the emblem of the Airborne Troops.
The sleeve patch of the Terek Cossack Host for the full-dress uniform. Approved in 1997.
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 patch of the reconnaissance company of the 34th Separate Special Operations Brigade of the Interior Troops (OBRON).
The emblem is an inverted spear or an arrowhead on the maroon background of which there is a picture of a desmodus (vampire bat) sitting on the sword and the grid of optical sight.
Nicholas II was the last Russian Emperor, the king of Poland and Grand Duke of Finland. His official short title was Nicholas II, Emperor and Autocrat of All the Russias. As with other Russian Emperors he is commonly known by the monarchical title Tsar. He is also known as Saint Nicholas the Passion-Bearer by the Russian Orthodox Church and is referred to as Saint Nicholas the Martyr.
The upper cockade of the Russian Armed Forces is a custom metal sign on the military headdress (service cap). It was approved in 1998 and is applied to the present time.
The cockade represents the emblem of the Russian Armed Forces in the form of a golden double-headed eagle with outstretched wings, holding a sword (a symbol of readiness to defend the Fatherland) and a laurel wreath (a symbol of glory and honor).