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On the eve of the professional holiday, servicemen of the special forces of the Western Military District (ZVO) completed a control check and conducted a tactical exercise in the Tambov region.

In the course of passing the check, mobile units deployed a tactical assault force on armored vehicles and Mi-8 helicopters to the rear of the mock enemy, where they worked out the evacuation of conditionally wounded servicemen, destroyed the enemy during ambushes, and also performed the tasks of sniper cover for the withdrawal of the main groups using new SV-rifles. 98M.

The exercise involved 50 units of armored vehicles of special forces units such as “Lynx”, “Typhoon”, as well as army aviation helicopters.

October 24 marks the 70th anniversary of the formation of special forces.

On October 24, 1950, at the request of the Chief of the General Staff, General of the Army Sergei Shtemenko and the Chief of the GRU General Staff, General of the Army Matvey Zakharov, the Minister of War of the USSR, Marshal of the Soviet Union Alexander Vasilevsky, issued a directive on the creation of separate special-purpose companies (OR SPN), intended for reconnaissance and sabotage actions in behind enemy lines.

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