The elite units of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation were mostly formerly controlled by the military intelligence GRU (Spetsnaz GRU). They were heavily involved in the wars in Afghanistan in the 1980s and in Chechnya in the 1990s and 2000s, as well as in the training of pro-Soviet forces and various secret operations during the Cold War.
Most units of the military spetsnaz have no official names and are generally referred to by unit numbers, much like any other Soviet/Russian military unit. An exception was given to the ethnic-Chechen Special Battalins Vostok and Zepad.
The Russian Airborne Troops(VDV, a separate branch of the Russian armed forces) have the 45th Detached Reconnaissance Regiment.
- 50 soldaten.