A fabric sleeve patch in the shape of a blue circle with green and black-yellow edging.
The emblem is a stylized image of two crossed cannons on the background of the white opened canopy of the parachute.
The elements of the emblem symbolize the Missile and Artillery Troops structure: field guns, towed mortars, howitzers, anti-tank and multiple rocket launchers.
Crossed gun tubes symbolize the historical continuity of Soviet and Russian military traditions of the missile and artillery troops: “Artillery is the god of the war!”
The parachute is a means of the troops’ delivery to the battlefield, the symbol of the readiness to fight both in the air and on the ground.
The white colour of the parachute symbolises purity of thoughts and faith in the just cause.
The blue colour of the background is the traditional colour of the Russian paratroopers’ beret, and symbolises the peaceful sky.
Blue and green are the undisputed colors of the Airborne Troops, symbolizing the ability to conduct combat operations both in the air and on the ground. The blue color is a symbol of honor and loyalty.
The Guards ribbon is the symbol of personal valour on the battlefield. The black and yellow colours of the ribbon mean “smoke and flame”.
The Division’s talisman is ounce (northern leopard) symbolizing the specifics of the most northern Russian airborne division – force, tenacity, endurance.
The order of the USSR Minister of Defence of April 20, 1985 enlisted V.F.Margelov – the founder of the Airborne Troops – as the Soldier in Honour in the Division’s lists.
At the heart of the emblem of the 76th Airborne Division is the emblem of the city of Pskov, where the Division is located.
The emblem is a heraldic shield in the blue field of which a golden ounce is placed, and a right hand coming out of him from the silver clouds.
The ounce symbolizes the specifics of the most northern Russian airborne division – force, tenacity, endurance.
The 76th is the oldest Russian Airborne Division, established in 1939. The combat path of the Division during the Second World War is a unique one.
The Division took part in the defense of Odessa, Sevastopol, Kerch, Stalingrad,which later became the Hero-Cities.
After going through the Kursk Bulge, crossing the Dnieper, fighting in Belarus, the division ended the War in Germany.
In 1988, the paratroopers of the Division participated in the mitigation of earthquake in Armenia, and in July 1994 the Division held joint exercises with French paratroopers for the first time in the country’s history.
In January 1995 the Pskov paratroopers were in the midst of urban combat in Grozny – seized the famous Minutka square and Dudayev’s presidential palace.
During the second campaign in Chechnya the Pskov paratroopers battalion led fierce battles with separatists in the Kadar zone.
They also released Gudermes, Argun, Avgury and Shali from the armed groups. In Fedruary, 29 – March, 1, 2000 the 6th company of the 104th regiment of the Pskov paratroopers covered itself with immortal glory, taking the fight at the height of 776 against two thousand armed men of Basayev and Khattab’s gang.