Spetsnaz is the Russian word for commands special forces military and police elite of the current Russian Federation.
These special forces were created at the end of World War II. During the conflict the Red Army detachments operated with special tasks forces behind enemy lines.
These forces depended on the KGB and functioned as units of sabotage and destabilization. After the death of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, the units were reorganized as part of the Army, under the Ministry of Interior (MVD). It have excelled in missions like Operation Storm-333.