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Amazing Russian FSB Shooting Confidence Drill

Sunday, March 16th, 2014

Based on what’s going on in the Crimea, LAV thought SSD readers might be interested in this video his crew shot for TAC-TV. It features an interesting set of shooting confidence drills that are reportedly practiced by the Russian FSB which is the current name of what was once the infamous KGB..

DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME. The drills depicted here are particularly dangerous and shared for educational purposes only.

Forces Focus – Special Forces – Just In Time (Russian with English subtitles)

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Coming Soon from Osprey – Russian Security and Paramilitary Forces Since 1991

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013


Set for an August, 2013 “Russian Security and Paramilitary Forces Since 1991” will be of interest to many SSD readers who strive to stay abreast of international military, paramilitary, and LE organizations. Of particular interest are the Russian paramilitary PMCs which have been formed during the Putin administrations and operate outside of direct government control.

Forces Focus – SOBR (Police Special Squad of Russia) Full Length Video

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

This full length video from features the SOBR UMVD of the Kurgan region, expanding on the short we posted in December. The SOBR or Spetsial’nyi otryad bystrogo reagirovaniya is by definition the Special Rapid Response Detachment, a police armed response and internal security unit.

Forces Focus – We Are Called Spetsnaz

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

This video originally came out last month showcasing Russian Special Forces troops. This is an English translation and it’s very interesting to see the improvements in individual equipment afforded these troops.

Forces Focus – 45th Separate Guards Special Purpose Regiment

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

The 45th Separate Guards Special Purpose Regiment is a Russian airborne outfit. The Russian Army often refers to them as a ‘Commando” Regiment.

Russians Inspect Soldato Futuro

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Lt. Col. Sergei Vlasov said on Monday, “A military delegation, headed by Deputy Commander of the Russian Ground Forces Lt. Gen. Nikolai Bogdanovsky, is on a three-day working visit to Italy to exchange experience in the development of combat gear.”

According to RIA Novosti, Russian officials are going to inspect versions of the Italian Forza NEC system in both field and static display conditions. The system is manufactured by a consortium of five companies led by Selex Communications and includes a Larimart computer using a standard 4-inch touch-screen for command and control, GPS and GIS. Additionally, there is a protection component with body armor featuring stab protection and protection against 9-mm rounds as well as a helmet with two visor options; bullet-proof and frag protective. Also included are laser protective goggles. Finally, the clothing component is FR and offers CBRNE options. However, it is not expected that the Russian delegation will expect much interest in the Italian ARX-160 rifle.

Once again, this is very much a NATO ‘Starship Troopers” program and not the first time that the Russian military has expressed interest in NATO Soldier Modernization Programs. Just a year ago, they expressed interest in purchasing copies of the French FELIN system. Their goal is to launch a domestic Russian program in the near future.

Now THAT’S a Heavy Drop

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

This isn’t the first airborne operation for the BMD-2. It was successfully dropped in 2003. The story here is that the BMD-2 airborne infantry combat vehicle was manned during this airborne operation conducted 25 March, 2010 in the Pskov Region. The troops are members of the Russian VDV, assigned to the 76th Guards Airborne Division.