5th Spetsnaz Brigade
|5th Spetsnaz Brigade|
|Active||1963 – present|
|Country|| Soviet Union (1963–1991)|
|Branch||Soviet Army (1963–1991)|
Special Forces of Belarus (1992–present)
|Motto(s)||Anywhere, anytime, any problem|
It was formed at Maryina Gorka, Minsk Oblast, 1 January 1963 as the 5th Special Forces Brigade GRU. It initially had two battalions. On 3 April 1978 renamed 5th independent Special Forces Brigade GRU. Took the oath of allegiance to Belarus on 31 December 1992, now part of the Special Forces of Belarus (ru:Силы специальных операций ВС РБ) along with two brigades formerly part of the 103rd Guards Airborne Division.
- Michael Holm, 5th independent Special Forces Brigade, accessed 2014.
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