National Guard Security Special Forces

New battledress and “cap” for spetsnaz

On 7 March, 2017, Russian Izvestia news agency ran a story under a rather bombastic heading “Spetsnaz orders “anatomic” uniforms”. Uniform in question seems to be, more or less, a copy of spetsnaz popular Crye Precision’s G3 Combat Pant and Filed Shirt, albeit in the A-TACS FG (Foliage/Green) camouflage pattern. Branded “anatomical” by Izvestia, due […]

Security Special Forces

German SD 414 in service with Russia’s Special Operations Forces

On 3 November last year, one of Russia’s leading news agencies RIA Novosti published an article in which Stuttgart based ROTINOR GmbH “device designer” Anthony Simmonds alleged that military grade Diver Propulsion Devices (DPD), also known as Swimmer Delivery Vehicles (SDV), have been supplied to the Russian Army. According to Simmonds, who appears to be […]

Security Special Forces

Hybrid AK for the hybrid age (featuring exclusive images)

Ever since General Valery Gerasimov’s paper on gibridnaya voina was published back in 2013, term hybrid war or hybrid warfare has become somewhat of a catch phrase amongst Russian defence and security experts alike. Add to that terms such as hybrid economy or hybrid state, often encountered in the West in reference to modern day, […]

Security

FSB heavyweight(s) in Switzerland(?)

On 31 January, 2017, at 11:40(GMT), AirportWebcams.com tweeted a grainy still(below) of Russia’s Federal Security Service(FSB) Tupolev Tu-214VPU aircraft parked on the Zürich Airport tarmac. Perhaps coincidentally, perhaps not, behind the Russian Tu-214VPU was Azerbaijan Airlines registered Boeing 767-300ER – used by the Azeri government for VIP transport purposes. Azerbaijan VIP 767-300ER 4K-AI01 & Russian […]

History Security

Redfellas, Piranya and Cali Cartel

A couple of weeks ago, on 17 December,2016, V.V.Putin averse blog www.putinism.wordpress.com(in Russian) published an interesting story titled “Our First Ton of Cocaine”. The post in question recounts, in some detail, a rather well known story about Miami based Ukrainian mobster Leonid Feinberg aka Ludwig Feinberg aka Tarzan and his attempt to, amongst other things, […]