Russian Spetsnaz Airborne Troops (AT) are used for tactical advantage as they can be inserted into the battlefield from the air, thereby allowing them to be positioned in areas not accessible by land. Russian Spetsnaz AT jump off planes and release their parachute to land on the ground. It is one of the three types […]
Spetsnaz Vityaz – Russian Special Forces The Spetsnaz Vityaz was originally designed as anti-terrorist Special Operation unit. Spetsnaz Vityaz regularly conducted operations to counter-terrorism patrols on the border of Chechnya and the Caucasus. Vityaz soldiers are also trained to prevent disorder in prisons. More than 70 soldiers of the detachment were awarded the title Hero […]
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Russian Spetsnaz History: GRU, KGB, FSB, MVD, Alpha, Vympel. The Russian Spetsnaz Troops were raised as the troops of the Main Intelligence Department and in the 1980s numbered 30,000 soldiers. During the 1970’s, when the Cold War was at its height, the West became aware of the existence of Soviet Spetsnaz troops. Although the Cold War is over, Russian Spetsnaz units are still part of the Russian order-of-battle, although their missions have changed.
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Publicly named a union-republic agency, the KGB was highly centralized and was controlled rigidly from the top. The KGB central staff kept a close watch over the operations of its branches. Local government organs had little involvement in local KGB activities. Key decisions were made by the KGB Collegiums which was a collective leadership department composed of the chairman, deputy chairman, chiefs of certain KGB directorates, and one or two chairmen of republic of the KGB organizations.
The first Soviet Union security organization called “Cheka”. It was created on 20 December 1917. The NKVD (People’s Commissariat of Internal Affairs) was created in 1918 to control the police department, criminal investigation departments, fire brigades, internal troops, and prison guards.
Lubyanka – the KGB Headquarter. Lubyanka Square in downtown Moscow was the head-quarters of the KGB. The KGB directors had their office on the third floor of the building. The Lubyanka actually consists of three buildings.
The GRU, also called Spetsnaz GRU, is the foreign intelligence department of the Russian Ministry of Defense, and it carries out the functions of the central organ of military intelligence within the General Staff.
The 20,000 members of the Russian Special Forces: Federal Protective Service (FSO) was one of the successors of the KGB. The FSO, headquartered in Block 14 in the Kremlin, supervises top-level government communications, operates and protects underground command centers, maintains the special underground train system that connects key government facilities in the Moscow area, and protects other strategic facilities, and executive aircraft and special military trains.
The MVD (The Ministry of Internal Affairs), which encompassed the regular, or nonpolitical, police, had a long history in the Soviet Union. It was first established as the NKVD on November 18, 1917. It has undergone several organizational and name changes since then. When the MVD was established in 1954, the security police was separated from the regular police. Then, in 1962 the MVD was redesignated the Ministry for the Preservation of Public Order – MOOP. The changes were accompanied by increasing criticism of the regular police in the Soviet press for its shortcomings in combating crime.
1918 – NKVD (People’s Commissariat of Internal Affairs) had been formed to control the police department, criminal investigation departments, fire brigades, internal troops, and prison guards.
The Soviet Union system had to protect itself from internal and external threats by creating a strong security system. The system included the police patrols, strong judicial departments and prosecution department as well as an external security and foreign intelligence departments. The KGB played an important role in implementing the anti-corruption campaign.