A Personal Story...
..."The Apollo Soyuz Test Project insignia was designed by the Soviets. The emblem has the words Apollo in English and Soyuz in Russian around a center disc which depicts the two spacecraft docked together in Earth orbit. The Russian word "Soyuz" means "Union" in English"...
Left photo: These two cosmonauts are the Soviet first (prime) flight crew of the joint U.S.-USSR Apollo Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) mission. They are Aleksey A. Leonov (left), commander; and Valeriy N. Kubasov, engineer
Right photo: The prime crewmen for the joint U.S.-Soviet Union space flight are, left to right, Donald K. Slayton, docking module pilot; Vance D. Brand, command module pilot; and Thomas P. Stafford, commander. They are in their space suits with a model of the Apollo-Soyuz capsules in docking mode in front of them.
(S74-17843) This is the official emblem of the Apollo Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) chosen by NASA and the Soviet Academy of Sciences. Of circular design, the emblem has the words Apollo in English and Soyuz in Russian around a center disc which depicts the two spacecraft docked together in Earth orbit. The Russian word "soyuz" means "union" in English.
This handmade prototype mission patch is 3.5 inch and it is a red, white and blue felt patch with detail somewhat crudely woven in thick gold metallic thread. There is a date "1975" in the center.