Men in Maroon: competing for coveted pride

In Russia, in addition to soldiers, members of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Federal Drug Control Service, and the Federal Penal Service are also allowed to participate in qualifying tests for the right to wear the maroon beret.

In Russia, in addition to soldiers, members of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Federal Drug Control Service, and the Federal Penal Service are also allowed to participate in qualifying tests for the right to wear the maroon beret.

Andrey Shapran
Qualification tests for the right to wear the Spetsnaz’ (Special Forces’) maroon beret took place at the Gorny (Mountain) Educational Center of the Ermak special forces unit in the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs’ Siberian Regional Command for internal troops.

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