The following table presents images of the rank insignia used by the Russian Federation Air Force
). The independent Russia
inherited the ranks of the Soviet Union
, although the insignia and uniform
was altered a little, especially the re-introduction of the old Czarist
crown and double eagle. The Russian Air Force is an independent organisation. The Russian Air Force follows the same rank structure as the Russian Ground Forces
, with the addition of the title "of aviation" to each officers rank.
title for each rank is given first, followed by the Russian
title, an English transliteration
, then the United States Air Force
equivalent. Images of each insignia are provided in the table, along with images of the U.S.A.F. equivalent.
Russian armed forces have two styles of ranks - troop ranks (army style ranks) and deck ranks (navy style ranks). The army uses troop ranks. The Air Force uses troop ranks. The following table of Ranks is based on those of the Russian Federation. The Russian Federation eliminated the descriptor "of Aviation" following ranks, however, that descriptor is still in use. The rank of a serviceman of a "Guards" unit, formation or ship may be followed by the word “Guards.” The rank of a citizen of the legal, medical or veterinary professions shall be followed by the words “of Justice,” “of the Medical service,” or “of the Veterinary service,” to their respective ranks. The rank of a citizen... Read More