Apr 14, 2001 the book, inside the soviet army, is written under the name of viktor suvorov. Even these are quite sufficient to place soviet communists in the dock with nazis. Spetsnaz the inside story of the soviet special forces. The book, inside the soviet army, is written under the name of viktor suvorov. In this extraordinary, controversial novel, author ralph petersa u. In it, he claims that, at least during the khrushchev era, soviet missile production was limited based on how. International politics, communist international, red army report this link.
The report examines major factors that negatively affect morale and discipline. Since she does not practice the military s customary caution, her findings add a bit of colour to their staid monochromatic narrative. The wolf is a strong, proud animal which is remarkable for its quite incredible powers of endurance. This is the first comprehensive insight for the west into a soviet army within an army whose existence has been known until recently only to a few highly placed peoplemost of whom would deny it. The soviet army, or more accurately the red army, the army of world revolution, represents the teeth of the most dangerous but also the oldest of the pythons, which began to swallow the world by sinking its fangs into the surface and then realised just how big the world is and how dangerous for its stomach.
A former highranking soviet army officer who has defected to the. My chief witnesses are marx, engels, lenin, trotsky, stalin, and all the soviet wartime marshals and many leading generals. Inside the soviet army by suvorov, viktor vladimir bogdanovich rezun born 20 april 1947, known as viktor suvorov, is a russian writer and a former soviet military intelligence officer who defected to the united kingdom, he is best known for writing icebreaker and several follow. Viktor suvorov is the author of eighteen books that have been translated into more than twenty languages, including inside the aquarium. The focus on the late 70s80s afghanistan and the late cold war era makes it ideal for the gamer of the period. For a young soviet man in the 1980s, the chances were high that he would be obliged to serve for at least two years in the soviet armed forces. Primer on russian afghan war, 19791989, lessons learned. Viktor suvorov, describes the general organization, doctrine, and strategy of the soviet armed forces the term army. Mobile re serves are maintained under centralized control for general counterattacks supported by powerful ar tillery counterpreparations. Suvorov explored those topics in his subsequent book, inside the soviet army 1982, with a much more objective approach.
Drawing from his own experiences, suvorov writing under a pseudonym provides insight into the brutality of a military machine in which soldiers are treated with little regard. Hanistan afghanistan can be divided into two functionally distinct groups. The liberators does not attempt to discuss soviet doctrine, organization or equipment in any formal way. Soviet armed forces under conditions of war in the postworld war ii period that incorporates a. Inside the soviet army today preservice indoctrination military service is the sacred obligation of soviet citizens. As a defector, under sentence of death in the ussr, the author does not use his own name and has chosen instead that of one of the most famous of russian generals. Dudley knox library 3 2768 00008999 9 this publication has been written and produced by the department of defense, united states of america isbn 0160359732. A comparison of attitudes in abkhazia, nagorny karabakh, south ossetia, and transnistria. Carey schofield, the author of inside the soviet army, who admits to having spent seven years studying the pakistan army, is off to vindicate her hosts. Soviet navy, howeverlargely because fleet admiral of the soviet union sergey gorshkov, commanderinchief of the soviet navy for almost 30 years, wanted to keep what he had builtmany of the soviet navys submarines, surface ships, and auxiliaries had long outlived their usefulness, but were retained to maintain impressive numbers.
The other volumes in this series are fm 10021, the soviet army. Initially, the soviets had underestimated the strength of their enemy. Scribd is the worlds largest social reading and publishing site. The report is the principal publication documenting and transmitting rands major. The former comprise about 80 percent of the total troops and include most of the regular motorized rifle units and a variety of support formations. Pdf inside soviet military intelligence free download pdf. Soviet army wages a brutal battle for europeeven as the hidden rivalries and divided loyalties within its ranks begin to emerge. Suvorov provides a personal account for nonspecialist readership. No more personnel is maintained within the defensive zone than is essen tial for the conduct of local defense. Inside the soviet army october 21, 2016 paulr 11 comments this week we have yet another book by viktor suvorov its the sort of stuff i used to read back when i was a young, impressionable army officer in the dying stages of the cold war. But unofficially the spetsnaz badge is a wolf, or rather a pack of wolves. The spetsnaz soviet special forces are one of the more shadowy and ruthless secret special forces in the world. Inside the soviet army describes the general organisation, doctrine, and strategy of the soviet armed forces the term army being used to cover not only the.
The afghanistan war forced the 40th army to change tactics, equipment, and training and force structure. The cold wars end and the soviet unions fall reappraised read more the soviet military experience. Spetsnaz has no distinguishing badge or insignia officially, at any rate. However, despite these changes, the soviet army never had enough forces in afghanistan to win. My copy is called inside the soviet army today but today was 1987 when this book came out so its perfect for games like team yankee and other games. A soviet army officer who served in military intelligence, he. The organisation of the soviet armed forces high commands in the strategic directions. The spetsnaz soviet special forces are one of the more shadowy and ruthless secret special forces in. Inside the soviet army is a book by viktor suvorov published under his pseudonym, which. This study is unique in that it is the first analytical examination of the. Primer on russian afghan war, 19791989, lessons learned 16.
Inside the soviet army by viktor suvorov goodreads. The account is detailed perhaps even pedantic in its exhaustive details, lucid, readable, and incredibly concise. This report on the soviet army in afghanistan focuses on morale, discipline, motivation, and cohesion. If one were to believe suvorov, a pseudonymous former red army general now living in britain, the reason that the soviets invaded czechoslovakia in 1968 rather than romania was that the soviets big problem is keeping their own people at home, and no one would want to escape to romania. The book, inside the soviet army, is written under the name of viktor suvorov as a defector, under sentence of death in the ussr, the author does not use his own name and has chosen instead that of one of the most famous of russian generals. At this time soviet society was far more militarized than most other european countries. If one were to believe suvorov, a pseudonymous former red army general now living in britain, the reason that the soviets invaded czechoslovakia in 1968 rather than romania was that the soviets big problem is keeping their own people at. I read in inside the soviet army, by victor suvorov. Inside the soviet army provides historical, organizational, administrative, technical, doctrinal, and social perspectives on the soviet military machine. Focusing on the daily experiences of a young recruit in the soviet army of the late 1980s, this book examines the history, organization, appearance and equipment of the soviet forces, from preservice indoctrination to uniforms and leadership. The inside story of the soviet special forces, libri narrativa spetsnaz. In his introduction to inside the soviet army, general sir john hackett, who said that he knew suvorov personally rather well, stated that the author went through the frunze military academy. And the fact that the commanderinchief of the warsaw treaty organisation is an official deputy of the soviet minister of defence is no coincidence. The soviet communists admit that they used hitler to unleash a war in europe, and.
A history of the soviet army, 19171991 warfare and history. It is based on interviews with former members of the soviet armed forces in afghanistan, interviews with afghan resistance leaders and former officers, and a literature search. This is a book that should command wide attention, not only in the armed forces of the free world. A former highranking soviet army officer who has defected to the west delineates soviet tactical policy, armaments, and military technology, and assesses army personnel and their training from inside the book. For a young soviet man, the chances are very great that he will be obliged to serve for at least two year one branch or another of the soviet armed forces. A soviet defector cashes in on his story the washington post. My life in the soviet army 1981 by viktor suvorov original russian title. May 08, 2019 spetsnaz has no distinguishing badge or insignia officially, at any rate. Description download inside soviet military intelligence comments. Inside the soviet army describes the general organisation, doctrine, and strategy of the soviet armed forces the term army being used to cover not only the land forces, but also strategic rocket, air defence, air, and naval forces. Officially the soviet army is a member of this organisation but in practice the organisation is itself a part of the soviet army. Inside the soviet army viktor suvorov snippet view 1982. The research described in this report was sponsored by the united states army, contract no.203 1003 626 895 1462 1597 637 1199 1525 1612 157 1215 673 713 655 113 668 615 1189 125 1111 584 1057 975 1533 563 28 948 1035 518 1008 577 1364 177 609 1437 1376 1292 350 651