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URSN - the company that became a legend

URSN - the company that became a legend

For the first time, the need to create special units that would be able to fight terrorists at the highest professional level began to be seriously talked about before being held in Moscow ...
Special Forces GRU - Army Elite

Special Forces GRU - Army Elite

With the end of World War II, there were virtually no sabotage reconnaissance units left in the armies; some of them were disbanded, the second part was reduced. However, it soon became ...
Israel: Hackers in uniform

Israel: Hackers in uniform

In March, 2010, the head of Israeli military intelligence, Major General Amos Yadlin, stated that the Jewish state is the world leader in cyber war. This was taken as a warning to enemies ...
Special Forces Command: Made in Switzerland

Special Forces Command: Made in Switzerland

As in most other European countries, in Switzerland, special forces are grouped under a single command. This was done primarily to improve coordination between ...
The path of "Vityaz"

The path of "Vityaz"

The governments of many countries have long been confronted with the threat of terrorism and have come to the conclusion that special security forces should be engaged in the fight against this world evil. Political leadership ...
The night of the disgrace of the French special forces

The night of the disgrace of the French special forces

On the night of January 12 on 13, French special forces tried to free a hostage in Somalia. The operation failed, a seriously wounded soldier was thrown on the battlefield, another one was killed. Perhaps he died and ...
Riot police. Krasnodar

Riot police. Krasnodar

Special units in the structure of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (previously - OGPU, NKVD) existed practically since the establishment of Soviet power. For example, special task units successfully fought against kulak riots and ...
Antisnipers: work under the "classified"

Antisnipers: work under the "classified"

In the face they know only colleagues. If they sometimes get into the lenses of cameras or video cameras of ubiquitous journalists, their faces still remain unrecognizable for black masks. They are ...
GRU special forces training

GRU special forces training

The lesson is conducted by the instructor of the GRU special forces, Sergey Badiuk. The special forces recruits are recruited with the note: "Fit for airborne troops." These are physical conditions slightly above average (growth does not matter) and (preferably), though ...
Combat Swimmers: Warriors of the Three Elements

Combat Swimmers: Warriors of the Three Elements

Representatives of this unique military specialty in the hierarchy of any security agency always stand apart. Scuba divers, underwater saboteurs, "frog people", "live torpedoes", "sea ...
US Enhances Pentagon Intelligence

US Enhances Pentagon Intelligence

It is known from history that all military-political strategic decisions are preceded by intensive intelligence work, which extracts the information necessary to assess the current situation and take ...
US Special Forces Marine Corps

US Special Forces Marine Corps

Paying great attention to the development of special operations forces, the US command came to the conclusion that it was necessary to form a command of special operations of the US Marine Corps. It...
South Korean Special Operations Forces

South Korean Special Operations Forces

Over the past few decades, Seoul has created some of the most powerful special forces in the world that have been tested in numerous exercises and covert combat operations. South Korean commandos ...
Vityaz Special Forces: professionalism multiplied by courage

Vityaz Special Forces: professionalism multiplied by courage

35 years ago, 29 December 1977, a training company was formed on the basis of the third battalion of the Second Motorized Rifle Regiment of the Dzerzhinsky Separate Motorized Rifle Special Purpose Division named after Dzerzhinsky ...
Killer whales are working

Killer whales are working

The beginning of 1990's is not the most peaceful time for Russia. The seizure of buses and planes with hostages, incessant ethnic conflicts, difficult crime situation ... All these factors ...
The military unit 10003 - psychics on guard of the world

The military unit 10003 - psychics on guard of the world

The Soviet secret services became interested in the supernatural and, in particular, extrasensory capabilities of a person almost immediately after the end of the civil war. But only at the end of 1980's ...