The sleeve patch is a triangular green shield with the cut-out top corners and the double silver and red edging.
In the center of the sleeve patch there is the sign of the Siberian Cossack Host, approved on February 18, 1912 in the commemoration of the 300th anniversary of the Host in 1882.
The emblem is a round red shield bordered with a white stripe on which there is the inscription in Slavic font: “The Tsar’s host of servitors.”
On the shield there are three royal monograms.
In the center, at the top, under the “Cap of Monomakh” is the monogram of Tsar Ivan the Terrible.
To the left – the monogram of Emperor Alexander III, to the right – Nicholas II.
At the bottom of the emblem there is the image of the head of Ermak – the conqueror of Siberia and the founder of the Siberian Cossacks.
The shield is surrounded by a golden wreath of laurel and oak branches, intertwined with a white ribbon. From behind the top of the shield appears a half the eagle.
Separated from the shield by St. George’s ribbon. The dates on the ribbon (from left to right): 1582, 1997 (the year of the rebirth of the Host), 1882.
The inscription at the bottom of the sleeve patch reads: “SIBERIAN COSSACK HOST”.
The Cossacks were people who guarded the borders of Russia when there was no regular army.
After the regular army was formed by Tsar Peter I, the Cossacks became an official combat unit, which helped to magnify the strength of Russian weapons.
The Cossacks are an integral part of the Russian people. The Cossack movement was a form of mass protest against feudal oppression. This free society was based on equality and liberty of the members.
The Cossacks carried military service to protect the borders from foreigners and had become an important part of the Russian army.
The Cossacks received eternal gratitude for being loyal and courageous defenders of Russia.