The training is rugged and meant to weed out the average soldiers to only have the cream of the crop. The very best.
Spetsnaz candidates are trained in weapons and hand to hand combat (Systema).
Video – Russian Spetsnaz training
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Spetsnaz Workout #1
Ruck march 3 miles with 50 lbs pack
carry log over head 100 meters
carry log back over head 100 meters
Ruck back to base
Check out the book Spetsnaz: The Inside Story of the Soviet Special Forces.
This book will give you a good inside look at what goes on in this elite unit.
Video – Russian Spetsnaz GRU training
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Check out Spetsnaz: Russia’s Special Forces (Elite). When the shadowy, notorious Spetsnaz were first formed, they drew on a long Soviet tradition of elite, behind-the-lines commando forces from World War II and even earlier. Throughout the 1960s-70s they were instrumental both in projecting Soviet power in the Third World and in suppressing resistance within the Warsaw pact.
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