20:39 GMT +323 September 2018
Listen Live
    • Winter Combat Drills of Russian National Guard's Special Forces
    • Winter Combat Drills of Russian National Guard's Special Forces
    • Winter Combat Drills of Russian National Guard's Special Forces
    • Winter Combat Drills of Russian National Guard's Special Forces
    • Winter Combat Drills of Russian National Guard's Special Forces
    • Winter Combat Drills of Russian National Guard's Special Forces
    • Winter Combat Drills of Russian National Guard's Special Forces
    • Winter Combat Drills of Russian National Guard's Special Forces
    • Winter Combat Drills of Russian National Guard's Special Forces
    • Winter Combat Drills of Russian National Guard's Special Forces
    © Sputnik / Ramil Sitdikov
    Diving in winter conditions from any icy surface in the training of combat swimmers for Rosgvardia's special forces in the Moscow region. Ramil Sitdikov.

    This is what wintertime combat training of the special ops units of the Russian Federal National Guard troops looks like.

    Being a part of the National Guard's elite forces is a stern test for every serviceperson, taking into account the huge number of drills and combat training.

    These photos will give you an idea of how they might operate under combat conditions, showing the destruction of a conventional enemy with the use of special weapons.

    The drills took place in the Moscow region in winter time, with temperatures hovering around —15°C (5°F), making diving activities even more dangerous.

    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik
    • Сomment

    More photos

    • Interior of the George Peabody Library in Baltimore.
      Last update: 19:30 23.09.2018
      19:30 23.09.2018

      Precious Knowledge: 12 Amazing Libraries That Make You Adore Their Beauty

      There are many libraries in the world today which can provide people with something unobtainable even in the digital era, and some of them are not just temples of knowledge, but also magnificent ancient places offering readers a glimpse into history.

      12
    • Bunny Cosplayer at Tokyo Game Show
      Last update: 18:28 22.09.2018
      18:28 22.09.2018

      Bunnies, Zombies: Tokyo Game Show

      For the past several days, Japan has become a magnet for gamers from Asia and all over the world, as the Tokyo Game Show kicked off there on September 20. While gaming and electronics companies are going out of their way to market their latest releases, many guests have their own competition: putting on the most bizarre costumes and make-up.

      10
    • Vladimir Putin Trying Out Kalashnikov Concern's New Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle
      Last update: 18:00 21.09.2018
      18:00 21.09.2018

      This Week in Pictures: September 15 - 21

      Sputnik has gathered the highlights of these week, which can be described anything but uneventful,from around the globe. Discover what has filled these seven days for people from the brightest metropolitan cities and most remote parts of the world in our gallery.

      30
    • Cold-Blooded Tenants: A French Man Who Owns 400 Reptiles
      Last update: 18:00 20.09.2018
      18:00 20.09.2018

      Cold-Blooded Tenants: Frenchman Owns 400 Reptiles

      Philippe Gillet is a 67-year-old Frenchman who lives with more than 400 reptiles and tamed alligators in his home in western France near the city of Nantes.

      8