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Weapons used by Russia’s elite Spetsnaz operators | Business Insider

Weapons used by Russia’s elite Spetsnaz operators | Business Insider

The elite Russian force known as the Spetsnaz has a long history going back to the Red Bolshevik Guard, but little is known about them because of the unit’s secretive nature.

Numbering around 15,000-17,000, most Spetsnaz are comparable to US Army Rangers, according to the book “Spetsnaz: Russia’s Special Forces” by Mark Galeotti. About 1,000 of them, however, are on par with the US Army’s Delta Force or Navy SEALs.

The Spetsnaz are also organized differently than US special operations forces in that they have units in multiple military branches, all with their own specialized training.

Source: Weapons used by Russia’s elite Spetsnaz operators – Business Insider