- This article is on the sub-faction of the larger and more prominent Soviet Armed Forces and Ultranationalist factions.
- "Take no prisoners comrades!"
- — Spetsnaz announcer in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
The Spetsnaz (Russian: Спецназ - Подразделение Специального Назначения (Podrazdeleniye Spetsyalnogo Naznacheniya, literally: Special Purpose Forces or Russian Special Operations Forces) is the elite special operations group of the Russian military. They are featured as antagonistic foes and friendlies in the campaign and multiplayer of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Call of Duty: Black Ops: Declassified, and Call of Duty: Strike Team. Ilona from Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare was a former Spetsnaz sniper.