Spetsnaz Group 5 is a highly classified special operations group in the Russian Spetsnaz. It's counterpart would be the American Ghost Recon.
Created in 1994, two years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Spetsnaz Group 5 was orginally meant to fight the seperatists and Russian Mafia that were chipping away at the new Russian Federation's infastructure. The group was possibly the most secret branch of the Russian Spetsnaz, being ultra-top secret with only a few people knowing off its existance. The team's first objective was in the First Chechen War in 1994, hunting down a critical Islamic extremist Rashid Huda outside of Grozny. In less than an hour, the Group 5 team had killed Rashid and about six other terrorists.
After the assassination of Rashid Huda, the Russian Government began gave Group 5 an blank check to use for any operations.