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 […]
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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 […]
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.