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    • Russian Spetsnaz: Ultimate Superhumans on Guard of Peace
    • Russian Spetsnaz: Ultimate Superhumans on Guard of Peace
    • Russian Spetsnaz: Ultimate Superhumans on Guard of Peace
    • Russian Spetsnaz: Ultimate Superhumans on Guard of Peace
    • Russian Spetsnaz: Ultimate Superhumans on Guard of Peace
    • Russian Spetsnaz: Ultimate Superhumans on Guard of Peace
    • Russian Spetsnaz: Ultimate Superhumans on Guard of Peace
    • Russian Spetsnaz: Ultimate Superhumans on Guard of Peace
    • Russian Spetsnaz: Ultimate Superhumans on Guard of Peace
    • Russian Spetsnaz: Ultimate Superhumans on Guard of Peace
    • Russian Spetsnaz: Ultimate Superhumans on Guard of Peace
    • Russian Spetsnaz: Ultimate Superhumans on Guard of Peace
    • Russian Spetsnaz: Ultimate Superhumans on Guard of Peace
    • Russian Spetsnaz: Ultimate Superhumans on Guard of Peace
    • Russian Spetsnaz: Ultimate Superhumans on Guard of Peace
    • Russian Spetsnaz: Ultimate Superhumans on Guard of Peace
    • Russian Spetsnaz: Ultimate Superhumans on Guard of Peace
    • Russian Spetsnaz: Ultimate Superhumans on Guard of Peace
    • Russian Spetsnaz: Ultimate Superhumans on Guard of Peace
    • Russian Spetsnaz: Ultimate Superhumans on Guard of Peace
    • Russian Spetsnaz: Ultimate Superhumans on Guard of Peace
    • Russian Spetsnaz: Ultimate Superhumans on Guard of Peace
    • Russian Spetsnaz: Ultimate Superhumans on Guard of Peace
    © Sputnik / Alexander Kapustyanskiy
    After WWII, the Soviet government ordered in 1950 the establishment of a highly specialized unit that could rapidly deploy and take on demanding missions.

    On October 24 Russia celebrated the 65th anniversary of the creation of its Special Purpose Forces, commonly known by their abbreviation “Spetsnaz.” Sputnik provides insight into the history of these elite forces and explains how they became the best of the best.

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    Spetsnaz, photos, Russian special forces, Alfa Group, Russia
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