The elite forces of the Soviet Union and its Warsaw Pact allies within the mid-1980s have been absolutely the biggest on the planet, and one of the least recognized. The Soviet elite formations by myself had a complete energy such as that of the whole British militia. along with the normal army elite formations corresponding to airborne and marine forces, such a lot Warsaw Pact armies additionally possessed exact, 'political' elite, that have been used for inner safety. subsidized by means of a variety of pictures and illustrations, this ebook uncovers the heritage, association and gear of either the normal Soviet elite formations and the usually overlooked safeguard devices.

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