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Russia celebrates “SOF Day”

22nd March 2018 - 12:00 GMT | by Andrew White in London


The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) celebrated the Special Operations Forces Day on 27th February with the disclosure of new video footage illustrating a series of new capabilities of “Spetsnaz” special purpose units.

According to an official announcement from the MoD, the Special Operations Forces Day has been acknowledged annually since 2015 in order to recognize “combat missions of particular importance to protect interests of the Russian Federation, primarily abroad.”

This year, Special Operations Forces Day featured specific recognition of Russian special operations in Syria as well as a video of Spetsnaz force elements in training, illustrating a series of

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Andrew White


Andrew White

Andrew is a former editor of Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Andrew joined Shephard …

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