Naval ranks and insignia of the Russian Federation

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Insignia of the Russian Navy.

The Navy of the Russian Federation inherited the ranks of the Soviet Navy, although the insignia and uniform were slightly altered.

The Russian armed forces have two styles of ranks:

The Army, Air Force and Airborne Forces use troop ranks. The Navy dominantly uses deck ranks but also uses troop ranks for some specialties: naval aviation, marine infantry, medical, and legal.

Rank titles are sometimes appended due to assignment, branch or status:

The following table of navy ranks illustrates those of the Russian Federation. The English translation is given first, followed by the rank in Russian.

Officer Ranks[edit]

Commissioned Officers of the Russian Navy[1]
NATO code equivalentOF-9OF-8OF-7OF-6OF-5OF-4OF-3OF-2OF-1
Shoulder insignia²Admiral flota 2013.pngN-16.pngN-15.pngN-14.pngN-13.pngN-12.pngN-11.pngN-10.pngN-9.pngN-8.pngN-7.png
TitleAdmiral of the Fleet
(Адмирал флота)¹
Vice Admiral
Rear Admiral/Counter Admiral
Captain 1st Rank
(Капитан 1-го ранга)
Captain 2nd Rank
(Капитан 2-го ранга)
Captain 3rd Rank
(Капитан 3-го ранга)
Captain Lieutenant
First lieutenant
(Старший лейтенант)
Sub lieutenant
(Младший лейтенант)
¹Rank not awarded since Vladimir Masorin's retirement in 2007.
²Parade dress uniform colors (black on gold) are the reverse of the duty uniform.

Warrant Officers and Rates[edit]

Warrant Officers¹ and Rates of the Russian Navy[1]
NATO code equivalentN/A (Discontinued)OR-8OR-7OR-6OR-5OR-4OR-1
Shoulder insignia²N8.svgN7.svgN6-starsh.svgN5-stsg.svgN4-sg.svgN3-mlsg.svgN2-stmatr.svgN1-matr.svg
TitleChief Warrant officer/Midshipman
(Старший мичман)
Warrant officer/Midshipman
Chief Ship Petty Officer
(Главный корабельный

Chief Petty Officer
(Главный старшина)

Petty Officer
First Class

1 статьи)

Petty Officer
Second Class

2 статьи)
Senior Seaman
(Старший матрос)
¹Warrant Officer ranks may be abolished soon[2] but the abolition began in 2009 in accordance with defense regulations
²Parade dress uniform colors (black on gold) are the reverse of the duty uniform.

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  1. ^ a b Addenda to the Decree of the President of Russian Federation #531, Krasnaya Zvezda, 19 May 2005
  2. ^ Вооруженные силы РФ останутся без прапорщиков, retrieved 15 November 2008.