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  1. The picture below shows a good view of the recently adopted Russian military rank system for NCOs. They now use inverted chevrons like many western countries. It also shows that naval NCOs wear the officer pattern cap badge without the ministerial eagle. Numbers 1 and 4 are Petty Officers 1st class. Numbers 2 and 3 are Ordinary Seamen. Number 5 is a Midshipman. (notice gold lanyard on cap and small stars on shoulder boards)
  2. Naval cap badges 1- Cockade for ordinary seamen as worn on the navy "flat top" in image A. (Image F suggests it might be also used on the side cap). 2- Cockade for officers as worn on the service cap (image B). It is of single piece construction and includes the eagle of the Defense Ministry. (Notice the eagle of the Defense Ministry, single crown, talons holding a sword and a laurel crown. Crest at center shaped like a shield.) 3- Cockade for admiral as worn on service cap (image C) affixed atop an embroidered wreath. Also of single piece construction (cockade + eagle). Images D (na
  3. Interior Troops (National Guard) These troops of the Interior Ministry wear the same uniform as the troops of the Defense Ministry. They wear the same cockades as the troops of the Defense Ministry but the Interior Ministry's eagle. 1- Ministerial eagle. Emblem of the Interior Ministry (MVD). 2- Military cockade for other ranks (privates and NCOs). This simple cockade is also used by general officers to affix atop large embroidered wreath. 3- Cockade for officers. 4- This general of Interior Troops has the embroidered large wreath with the simple cockade on his cap. His cap eagle is a
  4. Militia (Russian police force) 1- Cap with embroidered eagle and wreath. This is becoming more and more common, only the center circle (on the eagle) bearing St George and the oval cockade (center of the wreath) are metal. 2- Cap with all metal eagle and wreathed cockade. Worn by all ranks with the exception of general officers who's wreath is larger and always embroidered. 3- Cockade (without wreath) and smaller eagle for side cap. Same for all ranks. 4- Wreathed cockade also worn on the winter fur hat but without ministerial eagle. 5- Simple cockade used for all ranks side cap. This coc
  5. A jubilee medal was struck in December 2005 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Presidential Regiment.
  6. The badge as worn by the members of the Presidential Regiment Ceremonial Guard.
  7. The badge is clearly visible on the left breast pockets of these Kremlin Guards. So is the patch of the Federal Protective Service worn on their left shoulders.
  8. This badge is worn on the left breast pocket of the service uniform by the members of the Kremlin Guards (part of the Federal Protective Service). It is also worn by the members of the Presidential Regiment who's duties are not only the safety of the head of state but are also ceremonial as can be seen by the old style "Tsarist" uniforms and the frequent parades and ceremonial changing of the guards ceremonies.
  9. This model was either a rejected prototype or a short lived transitional model for I have never seen it worn.
  10. This is the current "Guards Badge" for the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.
  11. Instituted on 20 August 2007 by decree of the Minister of Defense. Awarded to soldiers who have completed training in military institutions of higher vocational education, passed all the prescribed curriculum tests (tests with the assessment) and final certification testing with the assessment of ?excellent?.
  12. Outstanding! Amazing! Stunning! You put many a museum to shame! My compliments on the set up, it's magnificent!
  13. I honestly thought I was looking at somebody's pictures of his vacation at a large museum... Stunning! Simply stunning!
  14. Instituted on 7 March 2000. Awarded to members of the penal correction system of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation and to other citizens of the Russian Federation for direct involvement in anti-terrorist operations, to restore constitutional order and the legitimate rights of the citizens of the Russian Federation; for active assistance to agencies and bodies of the penitentiary system in the anti-terrorist operations to restore constitutional order and the legitimate rights of the citizens of the Russian Federation.
  15. Instituted on 26 March 2001. Awarded to officers and employees of the customs authorities of the Russian Federation for outstanding results in the protection of the economic interests and economic security of the Russian Federation; for outstanding performance and organizational skills; for the development and introduction of advanced technologies; for initiative and high performance in operational and business activities; for improving professional pedagogical skills; for significant contribution in training for the customs authorities of the Russian Federation.
  16. Instituted on 3 March 2004. Awarded to Federal Couriers and employees of the Federal Courier Service for superior performance of their duties for five years or more and who were previously recognized for distinction in service; to other persons for assistance in carrying out tasks assigned to the Russian FCS.
  17. Institutes on 18 May 2006. Awarded to citizens of the Russian Federation and others who assist in addressing and overcoming the challenges faced by the Federal Courier Service of Russia.
  18. Instituted on 29 March 2003. Awarded to soldiers and civilian employees of the Federal Protective Service, as well as to citizens of the Russian Federation or foreign citizens, for merit in strengthening the Brotherhood of Arms and military cooperation; for significant contribution to the achievement of positive results obtained in the course of joint activities; for specific assistance to the Russian FPS in dealing with a task.
  19. Instituted in 2006 by decree of the Minister of Internal Affairs. The medal comes in 2 variants, this one is plain, the second variant has enamel at its center.
  20. Instituted on 23 August 2000 by decree of the Defense Minister. Awarded to military personnel of the railway troops of the Russian Federation if previously awarded government or departmental awards of the Russian Federation or the USSR and who faultlessly served for more than 10 years; to generals, officers, ensigns, warrant officers, sergeants and soldiers, retired, dismissed from the railway troops of the Russian Federation, of the Armed Forces of the USSR, when previously awarded government or departmental awards of the Russian Federation or the USSR and who faultlessly served for railway
  21. Instituted on 4 February 1999 by decree of the Defense Minister. Awarded to members of the railway troops of the Russian Federation who faultlessly served for railway troops of the Russian Federation for not less than five years on military posts, in the ranks of Warrant Officer or officer, who demonstrated initiative, dedication and distinction in official responsibilities and made great personal contribution to resolving the special challenges faced by the troops, training and education of personnel, the strengthening of military readiness, research, legal and personnel support for the rail
  22. Instituted on 10 April 2001 by decree of the Defense Minister. Awarded for outstanding achievements and performance to civilian personnel of military units, research institutions, enterprises, organizations and military educational institutions of vocational education for railway troops.
  23. Instituted on 10 April 2001 by decree of the Defense Minister. Awarded to military personnel of the railway troops of the Russian Federation for outstanding contribution to the development of railway troops, success in maintaining high combat readiness, for excellent performance in training and other achievements during military service
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