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The Elitnaya Armiya are the Russian Army's human/parahuman elite.

Modus operandi Edit

The Elitnaya Armiya are trained soldiers supported by parahumans as part of Russia's military-industrial complex. These parahumans, however, don't play nice with other parahumans which also includes them not cooperating with other members of the Elitnaya.

There's a lot of politicking and backstabbing going on behind the scenes, to the point where modern Russia is almost divided into four territories, and each member of the Elitnaya maintains ties to certain sub-factions, individuals and interests. Favor is curried, and virtually every mission the Elitnaya are mobilized to involves hidden motivations and sub-goals in service of sponsors and secret bosses.[1]

Russia as a government will sometimes use The group to pursue policy abroad.[2]

Structure Edit

The Elitnaya Armiya started off as group designed to hunt other parahumans.

TriviaEdit

  • This group doesn't appear in canon, but was mentioned by the author alongside two other Russian groups when he explained about the Russian equilivant to the PRT.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Elitnaya Armiya - The Army's elite. Think Metal Gear - trained soldiers supported by scary superhumans, as part of Russia's military-industrial complex. The mentality is highly adversarial; these aren't parahumans who play nice with other parahumans, and this includes them not cooperating with other members of the Elitnaya. There's a lot of politicking and backstabbing going on behind the scenes (to the point that Russia is almost divided in four), and each member of the Elitnaya maintains ties to certain sub-factions, individuals and interests. Favor is curried, and virtually every mission the Elitnaya are mobilized to involves hidden motivations and sub-goals in service of sponsors and secret masters (human, not Master). Put two of these guys on the same mission, and their interests may collide. Keep in mind, these guys got their start being used to hunt other parahumans. The relationship is largely 'shoot identified parahumans on sight', or, in the case of Elitnaya vs. Elitnaya, waiting until they're in private before orchestrating one another's murders. This is actively curried by the people in power, as it means the parahumans can't band together to control society, overtly or otherwise, as it is in America. - Private message by Wildbow, archived on Spacebattles
  2. Russia leverages the Elitnaya and sometimes Red Gauntlet to participate in conflicts around Europe and Asia, and the military-industrial complex is, well, it's not thriving, but it's not failing either. - Private message by Wildbow, archived on Spacebattles