Spetsnaz FSKN "Thunder"

Spetsnaz FSKN "Thunder" - this is the shock force of the Russian drug police. The official professional holiday of this Russian special division is celebrated on September 8. Today in Russia, all security agencies have their own special purpose units. All of them have their own profile and specific tasks. The special subdivision of the main anti-drug department of the country bears the resounding name “Thunder”.


According to the deputy head of the Special Purpose and Security Directorate of 9, Department of Federal Drug Control Systems of Russia Valery Skvortsov, today all special forces of the territorial bodies of state drug control call “Thunder”. Currently, in every subject of the Russian Federation in the regular structure of the drug control units there are special purpose units. At the same time, the Federal Drug Control Service did not follow the path of their colleagues from other departments, whose special divisions often bear different names depending on the region. To date, all the special units of the Federal Drug Control Service of Russia in all the regions of the federation have one name - “Thunder”.

Currently, the drug business continues to be one of the most profitable and dangerous for the society types of criminal activity. According to Viktor Ivanov, head of the Russian Federal Drug Control Service, up to half a million people have died from Afghan heroin since the beginning of the 21st century. In total, this poison brought to the grave about a million people. The fight against drug trafficking and drug trafficking are of international importance today.

Spetsnaz FSKN "Thunder"


The priority areas in the field of countering drug-related crime in our country are blocking the channels for the supply of drugs to Russia; identifying places of illicit production and storage of drugs, as well as psychotropic substances and their precursors; exposing the organizers of the drug trade; active members of criminal groups and communities, individuals who are engaged in financing this illegal activity, as well as existing corruption ties in law enforcement and government structures; undermining the economic basis of the drug business.

It is important to understand that drug trafficking is a form of organized crime. Therefore, for conducting operations and liquidating large sales channels or detaining drug barons, the Federal Drug Control Service of Russia uses its own special unit. The situation develops in such a way that today, when carrying out operational activities, the arrest of criminals by the drug police, it is not always possible to act without force cover. Spetsnaz Federal Drug Control Service "Thunder" is used in cases where there is information that criminals can offer serious resistance. Among the main tasks of the special division of drug control is to ensure the safety of the activities of the staff of the department, including ensuring their immediate physical protection, as well as protecting their relatives and citizens who assist the Federal Drug Control Service.

According to the available statistics, in Russia every third arrest by drug control officers is carried out with force support from the special forces. Every year, about a thousand special forces soldiers dressed in black uniforms have to use special equipment. Literally every week in our country there are military contacts with criminal elements - during detentions, searches, and other types of operational and investigative actions. It is necessary to ascertain the fact that the drug mafia is showing its teeth, and today there is no way to do without hard actions to counteract this type of crime.



The operational and combat missions of the “Thunder” special forces include the detention of criminals, forceful entry, escort of especially valuable cargoes, the protection of seized shipments of drugs and psychotropic substances during their transportation, as well as the protection of their storage sites. A habitual task for the Federal Drug Control Service Special Forces became seizures of drug couriers in the salons of their cars. One of the hot spots for the distribution and use of drugs are drug addicts, the high-speed assaults of which by special forces take manufacturers and distributors of drugs by surprise, prevent them from destroying evidence.

The basis of the special forces "Thunder" is made up of operational-combat units that are able to conduct reconnaissance of the terrain and facilities for the upcoming operations. There are also special canine units and units for the protection of objects belonging to the Federal Drug Control Service. Today, employees who serve in the units of special forces "Thunder", make special demands. Each special forces soldier must be physically developed and ready to solve the most responsible service and combat tasks, he must have high moral and psychological qualities and excellent health. Today, the special units "Thunder" are well-trained, disciplined and courageous people who differ not only in physical training, but also in their intelligence and the necessary set of legal knowledge. The success of the entire operation, as well as the life and health of the people participating in it, often depends on the correctness and coherence of the actions of the Federal Drug Control Service.

Currently, the basis of the contingent of special forces "Thunder" is civilian youth who served in the army. Army service is a prerequisite for admission to this special unit. At the same time, in the selection of personnel, preference is given to citizens who possess basic military or law enforcement professional training. Also in the recruitment preference is given to employees who have graduated from the institutes of physical culture, possess certain physical skills, skills of hand-to-hand combat and wrestling, athletics. Physical and sports components of the priority in the selection, said Valery Skvortsov. At the same time, the special forces are ready to see everyone who is able to withstand the necessary set of tests.



The basis of the units "Thunder" is young, physically trained employees who have experience of serving in the Airborne Forces, Military Forces, Special Forces of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense, as well as other security agencies. In this case, the most valuable personnel are employees with rich experience in combat work and participation in official business trips to hot spots. Often, it is these people who become commanders of operational combat groups and department heads.

Like any special forces, the Thunder fighters pay a lot of attention to continuous training: operational combat, special, tactical, operational, as well as mountaineering. The training of special forces fighters of the Federal Drug Control Service is not only aimed at improving the personal skills and abilities of each individual employee, but also at the ability to work in a team, shaping the spirit of collectivism. In the near future, a version of the Arctic form will be created for the drug police. In Russia, several batches of drugs have already been intercepted, which were carried on ships across the Northern Sea Route. And this means that training for the actions in the Arctic will be included in the training of some units of the “Thunder”.

In 2012, the special-purpose unit “Thunder” was officially included in the CRRF (Collective Rapid Reaction Forces) of the anti-drug agencies and internal affairs bodies of the CSTO (Collective Security Treaty Organization). Thanks to this decision, the units of the special unit “Thunder” received a formal opportunity to take part in international operations. At the same time, whether the special forces will be used in operations abroad is a mystery, as well as the number of the “Thunder” special forces.



The number of special forces in the Federal Drug Control Service can be judged only approximately. According to materials from open sources, it is known that by 2016, the number of state drug control officers in Russia is planned to be reduced by 13% to 34 thousand people. At the same time, in an interview with Ekho Moskvy radio station, Deputy Head of the Special Purpose and Security Directorate of 9, Department of Federal Drug Control Service of Russia Valery Skvortsov said that special forces are no more than 10-12% of the total department. That is, we can talk about approximately 3-4-x thousands of special forces, who work in 85 regions of the Russian Federation.







Information sources:
http://www.gnknn.ru/node/2019
http://www.echo.msk.ru/programs/maroseyka12/1024414-echo
http://bodyguardsonline.com/2013/10/15/antinarkoticheskiy-specnaz-grom.html
http://www.rg.ru/2014/05/16/grom.html
http://karelmilitary.livejournal.com/487922.html
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  1. erased 21 October 2014 10: 03 New
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    All of our trunks are tuned, and the helmets are imported. And why the lads Kalash 5,45? If they do not work beyond 200-300 m, and stopping action 7,62 is much higher.
    Drug dealers, ash stump, trembling. Tokma not all and not always decide enti couple. First you need to find a drug addict, but this is a matter of operas and agents.
    But the lads are nothing so good.
    1. would 21 October 2014 12: 04 New
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      Stopping the myth.

      And 5.45 is easier to wear. Moreover, on the photo several times we see not 5.45 assault rifles, but a 9x19 Vityaz submachine gun.
    2. Mikhal 21 October 2014 12: 22 New
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      Above with bison like. For such a job itself. Firing from ak in a confined space in which civilians will only be a brake. And look at the film "Adaptive Kalash" for 200-300 m.
    3. Venguard
      Venguard 21 October 2014 13: 27 New
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      while I read your comment, the language broke
    4. maai 23 May 2015 16: 13 New
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      And why the lads Kalash 5,45? If they further 200-300 m do not work

      Have you decided to send them to the battlefield? They work in the city!
      Even many snipers in the city will prefer a select AK rifle.
  2. Alexander
    Alexander 21 October 2014 10: 34 New
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    Quote: erased
    All of our trunks are tuned, and the helmets are imported. And why the lads Kalash 5,45? If they do not work beyond 200-300 m, and stopping action 7,62 is much higher.


    You are an expert couch, and they have to shoot from them. I think they know better with what it is more convenient to go on a mission, but to defend their life and comrades.
    1. erased 21 October 2014 10: 42 New
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      I'm a kspert. So, trochs I mean, why. And on the couch, he’s watching a television technician, I’m ironing Dunku and savoring the vodka.
  3. The Art of War
    The Art of War 21 October 2014 11: 05 New
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    The military program of Alexander Sladkov "Special Forces" Thunder ""
  4. Analgin
    Analgin 21 October 2014 11: 41 New
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    The Federal Drug Control Service of the Russian Federation ... But they have not tried to fight this infection (has anyone heard of any arrested drug defense)? Although what I mean - it’s much more profitable to protect the drug flow than to cut the chicken that lays the golden eggs. So they CONTROL, and “Thunder” is their defense and support in this difficult matter. Wets competitors ...
    1. would 21 October 2014 14: 24 New
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      The drug lords are indeed being arrested and drugs are being intercepted. Only all this is accompanied by repressions to medical services for trying to provide the necessary assistance that suddenly became illegal.
  5. Prince sofa
    Prince sofa 21 October 2014 12: 05 New
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    Quote: Analgin
    The Federal Drug Control Service of the Russian Federation ... But they have not tried to fight this infection (has anyone heard of any arrested drug defense)? Although what I mean - it’s much more profitable to protect the drug flow than to cut the chicken that lays the golden eggs. So they CONTROL, and “Thunder” is their defense and support in this difficult matter. Wets competitors ...

    Drug trafficking can also be legal, such as selling morphine to hospitals. Do you suggest leaving the clinic without painkillers?
    1. Analgin
      Analgin 21 October 2014 12: 35 New
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      There were precedents, I don’t argue, but without exception, it’s all through the fault of the Federal Drug Control Service itself. If this “organization” is struggling with the narcotic fog that the RF has now enveloped, then it’s somehow strange in my opinion: it forbids rolls with poppy seeds, veterinarians, etc. And the number of drugs is growing and growing for some reason ... Maybe thanks to the activities of this muddy office? Bulbov case, remember?
      1. 31rus 21 October 2014 22: 18 New
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        You are not right, the police are not to blame for the fact that we have such laws, the protection of roofs comes from the very top, and God grant the guys health in their hard business
        1. maai 23 May 2015 16: 16 New
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          Quote: 31rus
          God bless the guys in their hard business

          They only carry out orders. The task they form at the top. They will be told "assault" - they will burst into the building of another department, indiscriminately. This is a fist, his head guides, sometimes quite bad.
  6. stoqn477 21 October 2014 12: 15 New
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    Seems to be well equipped. I hope this is not just for photos.
    1. VOLKHOV
      VOLKHOV 21 October 2014 18: 46 New
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      Of course it's good - on the emblem a corkscrew and
      In the near future, a variant of the Arctic form will be created for drug police.
      drunk will not freeze - everything is provided.
    2. maai 23 May 2015 16: 17 New
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      Quote: stoqn477
      Seems to be well equipped.

      Equip the premises. Fighters are equipped.
  7. Saburo 21 October 2014 16: 03 New
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    Hmm ... My Thunder is primarily associated with Polish special forces.
    1. maai 23 May 2015 16: 18 New
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      And if in green form, then with the Delta squad !? lol
  8. Massik 21 October 2014 16: 14 New
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    They scattered special forces, wherever your “special forces” are everywhere, but start seriously, everyone is cordoned off to Alpha forward. The real need to maintain such a number of Special Forces units has long ceased to exist, troops are what we need then.
    1. 31rus 21 October 2014 22: 22 New
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      You are one of those who do not need to scream, do not need them, parasites, etc., for some reason, the current when it smells fried, you scream where are these cops, special services and the first to snot
      1. RU-Officer 22 October 2014 18: 50 New
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        You know what, "31rus", and I "plus" you. From the heart. Because - in essence. good
        “If you want to live in peace, get ready for war,” the popular wisdom says. Over the past 20 years, most "pacifists" have simply turned into "nonsense". There is another popular wisdom: "thunder will not strike - a man will not cross himself." One thing is offensive - the article says:
        The official professional holiday of this Russian special forces is celebrated 8 September.

        whereas Serdyukov (radish, mmlya) such a date in the Strategic Rocket Forces (!!! fool ) translated into the category of "memorable", which did not fail to reflect even in the Charter.
      2. maai 23 May 2015 16: 20 New
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        Quote: 31rus
        of those who do not need to shout, they are not needed, parasites, etc., for some reason, the current when it smells fried, you shout where are these cops, special services and the first to snot

        You do not even understand what it is about. He wrote the case. But it is understandable - a purely civilian layman. Live calmly, we are near. wink
    2. VENTA
      VENTA 31 October 2014 16: 57 New
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      They say: - "Special Forces is the last argument of the kings." Rabbits are bred, in the extreme case - a mandala - whoever loves, and these guys are doing a decent job and thank them for that. Broadcasting from the couch is the easiest.
    3. maai 23 May 2015 16: 19 New
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      Quote: Marssik
      They scattered special forces, wherever your “special forces” are everywhere, but start seriously, everyone is cordoned off to Alpha forward. The real need to maintain such a number of Special Forces units has long ceased to exist, troops are what we need then.

      That's it. This is purely SWAT, not special forces.
      SOBR - Special Rapid Response Unit.
  9. Thunderbolt 21 October 2014 16: 38 New
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    This also works "Thunder wink "
    1. Campo731
      Campo731 8 November 2014 11: 35 New
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      Yeah. Evidence firing
  10. Lyton 22 October 2014 05: 16 New
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    Well, well, they intercept five percent of the total amount of all drugs, but there is Thunder, or maybe it’s better to tighten the legislation, for example, in Vietnam or China for carriers and distributors, I think it would be more sense.
  11. Hell's Angel 30 October 2014 11: 47 New
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    Tuning on AK and PP - 19 is not bad. Interestingly for the money or the office pays? I saw how these guys work on the "high-rise" real scumbags! Well, they have no other choice, until you gain a foothold while you catch the insurance, hucksters will let the whole "dope" down the toilet. And about the "divorced special forces." One "Alpha" all the holes do not shut up! Especially in the case of a large stock of special forces units of various departments, an excellent reserve of Moscow Region. This is not for you "partisans" with beer bellies. Another thing is how the MO plans to use them? Call summons one at a time and send according to the WMR? I think this will not be right.
    1. maai 23 May 2015 16: 34 New
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      I saw how these guys work on the "high-rise" real scumbags!

      ... to housewives - not to watch.

      Quote: angel of hell
      Well, they have no other choice, until you gain a foothold while you catch the insurance, hucksters will let the whole "dope" down the toilet.

      Laughed, thanks. It is a pity that in a military operation the goods flushed down the toilet are not the only concern ... winked

      Quote: angel of hell
      And about the "divorced special forces." One "Alpha" all the holes do not shut up!

      Each thing has its own name. only amateurs think that the word "special forces" is a panacea.
      In your opinion, it should be so strange that no one calls the marines and paratroopers in the Armed Forces. Don’t find it strange !? What is it from !? It’s so suitable ...lol

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      This is not for you "partisans" with beer bellies.

      Complete nonsense. Go to the forest for a month, live, run. Partizan. In addition, all SOBRs are staffed, as a rule, by those who "participated", and not by graduates of gymnasiums.

      Quote: angel of hell
      more, in the case of a large number of special forces units of various departments, an excellent reserve of the Moscow Region.
      .
      Another thing is how the MO plans to use them?

      They themselves proposed and themselves think what to do. It's funny lol

      Quote: angel of hell
      Call summons one at a time and send according to the WMR? I think this will not be right.

      belay belay .. well, nothing, soon they will give you the ascribed - you’ll figure it out in the process. soldier
  12. Prager 31 October 2014 15: 27 New
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    very effective guys! successful fight against drug mafia!
  13. Campo731
    Campo731 8 November 2014 11: 36 New
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    And this is the first time I hear about them what
  14. GROM - 61
    GROM - 61 27 March 2015 14: 56 New
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    Thanks to everyone guys.
  15. sergeant.roy47
    sergeant.roy47 25 June 2015 15: 09 New
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    Personally, I met on the basis of the "THUNDER" and in St. Petersburg, where they have everything in the first category. A lot of both old equipment and new. Each has several sets of uniforms for special operations of different specifics. Of the weapons, in addition to Kalash, there are many other samples. In short, THUNDER in all weapons. Special equipment, like all other Tiger special units, armored personnel carriers, has a lot of good impressions after visiting the base. Really feel proud of our Special Forces.
    Thanks to the guys for doing this hard and usually dangerous workout.


    As for the 9x19 Vityaz submachine gun, it itself has this barrel, only a civilian one. PP is just super good accuracy, and due to such a cartridge there is almost no recoil.