Spetsnaz Vityaz (604 Center Special Purpose) – Win Yourself , You Will Be Invincible.
about Spetsnaz Vityaz
The detachment was originally designed as anti-terrorist unit. “Vityaz” regularly conducts operations to counter-terrorism patrols on the border of Chechnya and the Caucasus In addition, soldiers are trained to prevent disorder in prisons. More than 70 soldiers of the detachment were awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union and the Russian Federation for courage and heroism.
In the 70 years due to the increasing incidence of terrorism in Europe there is a need to have military units designed to perform a specific task responsible for the fight against terror.
The Interior Ministry of the OCH, it was decided to establish a part of operative division of internal troops of the special units of permanent combat readiness, military personnel which would have special training to counter terrorism and other illegal activities.
In early 1978, work began on the formation and training of training company for special purposes (OCH). Set conscripts for this division was carried out from among the best athletes ODON solely on a voluntary basis.
The first operation, entrusted company, has been providing security at the Olympic Games in Moscow (1980).
In 1991 he was created a special purpose detachment “Vityaz”. During the formation of the experience gained in OCH and similar units in Russia.
The idea to take the exam on the right to wear the beret was also born in the “Vityaz”. The first commander “Vityaz” Sergey Lysyuk together with other officers developed criteria for special examinations, physical and tactical training, which are held in all divisions of the Interior troops so far.
“Vityaz” took part in the resolution of international conflicts that occurred on the territory of the former USSR. Together with a group “A” of the in 1989 conducted a unique special operation to storm the temporary detention facility of Sukhumi, where riots broke out.
In 1994-1996. participated in the disarmament of illegal armed formations in Chechnya. In 1996, the group participated in the battle near the village of Pervomaisky.
In 1999-2003. the group participated in many counter-terrorism operations in the North Caucasus. Also, “Vityaz” took an active part in special operations to eliminate the warlords in Chechnya.
In November 2002, Russian President Vladimir Putin at the opening ceremony of the monument to the soldiers of internal troops handed Gold Star of the Hero of Russian parents fighter detachment “Vityaz” Sergey Burnaeva, who died in the performance of military duty in Chechnya and award prizes posthumously.
In October 2002, a detachment “Vityaz” in conjunction with other special units of the Federal Security Service and the Interior Ministry of Russia took part in a special operation to eliminate the terrorists who seized hostages in the Dubrovka theater.
The detachment also participated in the anti-terrorist operation in Chechnya.
Vityaz former glory regained in the operation to force Georgia to peace in 2008,now Spetsnaz Vityaz fights against of terrorists in the North Caucasus.
They have the following tasks: Participation in the disarmament and the elimination of illegal armed groups, organized criminal groups, the suppression of mass disorders accompanied by armed violence, the withdrawal of the population illegally held weapons;
Participation in the suppression of acts of terrorism;
Participation in the removal of individuals who have seized hostages, important state facilities and special cargoes, facilities for communications, as well as buildings of state authorities;
Participation in ensuring security officials and citizens of the Russian Federation in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation.
Detachments Of Special Purpose Internal Troops Russia:
- 604 TSSN “Vityaz”, Moscow
- 7th OSN “Rosich”, Novocherkassk
- 12th OSN “Ural”, Nizhny Tagil
- 15th OSN “Vyatich”, Armavir
- 17th OSN “Edelweiss”, Mineralnye Vody
- 19th OSN “Ermak”, Novosibirsk
- 21th OSN “Typhoon”, Khabarovsk
- 23th OSN “Obereg”, Chelyabinsk
- 25th OSN “Mercury”, Smolensk
- 26th OSN “Bars”, Kazan
- 27th OSN “Kuzbass”, Kemerovo
- 28th OSN “Ratnik”, Arkhangelsk
- 29th OSN “Bulat”, Ufa
- 33th OSN “Peresvet”, Moscow
- 34th OSN, Grozny
- 35th OSN “Rus”, Simferopol