Re: Cold War Gizmology - new query

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Fri Oct 27 2000 - 02:22:04 MDT

While we're delving into Cold War history, I wonder if anyone can help me
with a detail I need in updating a novel. I need to know if the Glavnoye
Razvedyvatelnoye Upravlenie (GRU), the Main Intelligence Administration of
the former Soviet Union, is still active under that title, or if it's now
got a new name?

I find it still being cited as GRU at

last updated several years ago, however. That site states:

>As of mid-1992, GRU special-operations groups remained trained to operate
in 3-7 man groups for
>intelligence-gathering and directaction missions in enemy rear areas. They
likely are assigned
>missions in interethnic conflict areas, as well. Their prominent role in
the new Russian mobile force
>components now being planned (comprising largely airborne, naval infantry,
air assault and
>transport aviation) seems assured.

Still true?

Damien Broderick

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