The former Russian special forces operators have created new popular businesses. Special Ops Team for hire is available for various events that are not related to security.
Today, there are many uncommon things and ways to deal with business and earn money, but so far, I have never heard about the possibility of hiring a whole Special Ops Team for a prank. I have seen and listened to many stories related to Spetsnaz and heard so many fairy tales about Russia’s most elite soldiers, but this one is the craziest so far.
Special Ops and Pranks
In an August 28 report, the BBC Russian Service detailed the inner workings of Russia’s special ops prank industry, which allows ordinary people to commission fake drug busts and other police operations for tens of thousands of rubles a pop.
There is a businesses service that offers a whole range of fake special ops services, from joyrides on tanks to demonstrations for children’s parties. Those in the industry, their clients, and some outside experts spurn the “M” word owing to the associated stigma and give these private-sector fighters new labels.
Russian companies are potentially giving new meaning to “shotgun wedding– sending in a platoon of former police and special forces soldiers dressed in full combat gear to simulate a police raid on your reception and leave you tied in knots while tying the knot.
That business allows ordinary people to commission fake drug busts and other police operations for tens of thousands of rubles a pop. Businesses like Sergey Rodkin’s Spetsnaz Show offer a whole range of counterfeit special ops services, from joyrides on tanks to demonstrations for children’s parties.
Where is this world going?