In the early days of the Cold War, the Soviet foreign military intelligence agency GRU founded a unit called the Spetsnaz, short for "special purpose" in Russian. Trained to speak multiple languages and operative deep in hostile territory, they soon gained a reputation as elite special forces. Over the next decades the Soviet Army. Navy, Air force and KGB (among others) crated their our Spetsnaz groups. Among the most famous actions of the Spetsnaz was Operation Storm-333, in which they killed the president of Afghanistan in his own palace in Kabul.