The GRU, also called Spetsnaz GRU, is the foreign intelligence department of the Russian Ministry of Defense. The GRU carries out the functions of the central organ of military intelligence within the General Staff.
Soviet Spetsnaz GRU operatives riding an armed Toyota pickup captured from the mujahideen during the Soviet-Afghan war 1980s. Captured trucks would be often used by Soviet special forces disguised as locals to attack mujahideen convoys.[1000x666]