The name Spetsnaz, reaches the limits of legend. Their action is secret, and multifaceted. Their purpose is one. To sow death.
The Spetsnaz are the Russian special forces that, according to Westerners, exceed any limit of human endurance. They strike suddenly like ghosts. They are aces on the mark, flexible, deadly and their name can only be placed next to the American SEALs, the British SAS and the Israeli Sayeret Matkal
Founded during World War II when the Soviet Union was fighting the Nazis. The first group consisted of 70 people and was named “4th volunteer detachment”.
Viktor Leonov was to be the man who would change the course of Soviet elite forces in the war. Diver himself stood out for his daring and leadership skills, he took part successfully with your team in numerous secret operations and twice received the highest title of “Hero of the Soviet Union”.
Since then a team has been formed consisting of the best of the best of all bodies. The men were trained under extremely difficult and inhumane conditions (such as surviving in the icy forests of Siberia) and gradually distinguished themselves for their effectiveness.
They can survive in inhospitable lands while being aces in the sign. They know how to overcome the limits of pain and many times their education is based on it. In absolute pain.
As their instructors say, “a soldier who jumps farther on a motorcycle or someone who waits longer than others to open his parachute or someone who nails nails to a board with the palm of his hand,” immediately wins respect. “
” A man who runs despite fatigue when everyone else collapses, when he can stand longer than others without food and water, or can shoot better than others, deserves to join the team “.
Their goal was and remains the missions of reconnaissance, sabotage behind the enemy, kidnapping for interrogation, sabotage, causing chaos, gathering information and much more. The Spetsnaz are also used to suppress terrorist acts.
The action of the Spetsnaz group in Afghanistan was legendary. In fact, on December 27, 1979, the “Operation Storm” took place, which showed the whole western world what this group is capable of achieving.
Operation Storm lasted exactly 40 minutes. A select group of Spetsnaz then stormed the Tajbeg Palace in Afghanistan, killing Afghan President Hafizullah Amin, his son and more than 300 of his bodyguards. And all this in 40 minutes.
A mark of this select group is a bat. Because she acts in the dark and without any prey she can perceive. The full name of the group is voiska spetsialnogo naznacheniya. They say that any enemy who does not see a Spetsnaz up close is lucky. Those who saw them up close died. Now the full name is Spetsnaz “Alpha Group”
Experts in both Soviet and Russian military culture say that the best period of the Spetsnaz was the fifteen years that the KGB leader was Yuri Andropov./p>
A typical incident of what Spetsnaz meant was in 1985. At that time, some terrorists occupied a Soviet embassy, holding staff hostage. The government feared human casualties and agreed with them on their basic demands.
But when the terrorists began to violate the agreement, the Spetsnaz “struck”. Without anyone understanding how, they entered the embassy and within a few minutes kidnapped 4 terrorists. Shortly afterwards, a plastic bag with the severed head of one of the terrorists was sent to the embassy. The note was simple: “Soon another partner will follow.”
Within 90 minutes the embassy was liberated, the hostages were released and the terrorists were arrested and executed one by one by the Spetsnaz.
Spetsnaz were also used in the war in Syria. In Ukraine, the missions used in the rear of the Ukrainians are numerous, while Western experts say that the sabotage carried out in besieged cities is by Spetsnaz groups.
The Military Intelligence Service in the center of Kiev was attacked on Just the second day of the Spetsnaz operation, Ukrainian-clad men surrounded the building, pretending to be a security force, but suddenly stormed in and began killing Ukrainian military personnel. Spetsnaz bands in civilian clothes or Ukrainian uniforms. A group carried out a raid on the Presidential Palace in the center of the capital in search of Zelensky, who was not found.