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The Russian abbreviations SPETSNAZ (spetsialnogo naznacheniya) and OSN...

wikipedia - 08 Oct 2015
The Russian abbreviations SPETSNAZ (spetsialnogo naznacheniya) and OSNAZ (osobogo naznacheniya), both meaning "special purpose", are general terms used for a variety of special operations (spetsoperatsiya) forces (or regular forces assigned to special tasks). They are syllabic abbreviations typical of early Soviet-era Russian, although many Cheka and Internal Troops units (such as OMSDON) used osobogo naznacheniya in their full names.

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