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Spetsnaz FSB celebrates anniversary

According to the press service of the UFSB, 12 August 2013 of the Year The regional special service "GRAD" of the UFSB of Russia for St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region has been celebrating 20 years. The special unit was formed on August 12 by 1993 by order of Colonel-General Viktor Cherkesov, Chief of the St. Petersburg Department of the Ministry of Security of Russia.

Initially, the unit was formed as an anti-terrorist group. It consists of employees of the anti-terrorism service with high moral and volitional qualities, with good physical, fire and operational training.

The predecessor of today's special unit is a non-staff combat group called the Baltika. It was formed in 1983 year and carried the function of supporting the operational activities of the Leningrad KGB Office.

To date, the special forces "Grad" is one of the best-trained anti-terrorism units of the Russian Federation. Its employees regularly take part in special operations during long business trips to the North Caucasus. Behind the fighters of the Grad there are thousands of military trips to apprehend dangerous criminals not only in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region, but throughout the North-West Federal District.

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  1. domokl
    domokl 13 August 2013 06: 40
    I wish you a happy holiday! Successful operations and returns in full force!
  2. Crocodile
    Crocodile 13 August 2013 06: 55
    RESPECT! Good luck!
  3. serge-68-68
    serge-68-68 13 August 2013 06: 59
    As a good joke with a trick: I don't know the FSB special forces (in every sense). With "Alpha" and "Cascade" - a little in the youth of the cadet, but the impressions remained ... Now, in my old age - I have a little contact with the army units of the Special Forces. If the "Grad" of the FSB is at least 75% as good as the KGB special forces, tady, of course, yes. Why 75? - 100% unlikely - because the "kaskadovtsy" were equipped almost the same as we, orphans, but they solved the problems ...
    And now seriously: Happy holiday. Good luck :)
  4. omsbon
    omsbon 13 August 2013 07: 22
    Good luck That all would be alive!
  5. Yuri11076
    Yuri11076 13 August 2013 07: 25
    Happy holiday guys, good luck in your service and personal life !!!
    TUNISIA 13 August 2013 07: 50
    Happy holiday, brothers! Good luck, health, patience!
  7. awerkiev
    awerkiev 13 August 2013 08: 45
    Happy holiday commandos drinks
  8. Vitaly Anisimov
    Vitaly Anisimov 13 August 2013 09: 16
    Happy holiday Special Forces! And let there be more training operations than military operations! (But in the current situation this is unlikely) Good luck with your male work!
  9. gladiatorakz
    gladiatorakz 13 August 2013 11: 39
    Good luck guys! A ton of sweat during training saves life. His, comrade, citizens. So keep the gunpowder dry !!! Very soon the future of our countries and people will depend on this!
  10. xczszs
    xczszs 13 August 2013 12: 16
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  11. tranzit
    tranzit 13 August 2013 15: 00
    Serious guys angry happy holiday hi
  12. Grishka100watt
    Grishka100watt 13 August 2013 16: 07
    If any of the heroes of the occasion read this:
    Thank you guys for what you do! May God grant you health!