Berets in Russia
In order to ensure the safety of the Moscow Olympics, the Soviet government ordered the formation of a special training company in the Dzerzhinsky Division of the internal guards in 1978. Since then, the “Warrior” special forces have been selected and formed. The idea of setting up a “sorrel beret” exam, if you want to get the iconic “sorrel beret”, you must go through very cruel training. On May 31, 1993, Anatoly Kulikov, then commander of the Russian internal security forces, signed an order to approve the “Regulations on the Professional Examination of Internal Security Officers and Soldiers for the Title of “Maroon Berets”.” The “Maroon Beret” has officially become a symbol representing the highest professional level of Russian special forces.
The Soviet army officially adopted the blue beret as the standard military cap of the Soviet airborne troops in 1981, but its cap shape was completely different from that of the West. Its cap was extremely large to show the mighty Soviet soldiers. The Soviet army of that era The cap is generally very large, but it is only suitable for tall Soviet soldiers, not for Asian and African races.