On the right sleeve of Russian Ministry of Defence (MVD) troops uniform there is a sign of belonging to a particular region of MVD of Russia.
This was adopted to wear since 1994. Each of these characters correspond to the territorial region of internal troops, were they are based.
Falcon - Moscow District,
Sphinx - Northwestern District,
Deer - Volga Federal District,
Horse - North Caucasian District,
Salamander - Ural District,
Bear - Siberian District,
Tiger - Eastern District,
Lion - Office for defence of important state facilities and special cargoes,
Griffin - military units and institutions to ensure the activities of the Russian Interior Troops,
Panther - ODON - Special troops - Separate operative division of MVD (Spetsnaz)
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