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SPETSNAZ

Shrouded in mystery throughout the Cold War, the actual role of the spetsnaz in the Soviet armed forces was as vanguards for an invasion force. Being a special operations branch, however, meant their exact place in the Soviet army’s structure was hard to discern, but it was understood the Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) controlled the training and deployment of spetsnaz anywhere. If comparisons have to be made, these spetsnaz had more

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