u0413u0420u0423 (Glavnoje Razvedyvatel'noje) the Main Intelligence Directorate the Soviet and then the Russian Republic's military intelligence agency
Origin: From the Russian ГРУ, through phonetic spelling of Glavnoje Razvedyvatel'noje and acronymizing.
Main Intelligence Directorate, abbreviated GRU is the foreign military intelligence main directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. The official full name is Main Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. It is also known as GRU GSh. The GRU is Russia's largest foreign intelligence agency. In 1997 it deployed six times as many agents in foreign countries as the SVR, the successor of the KGB's foreign operations directorate. It also commanded 25,000 Spetsnaz troops in 1997. The current GRU Director is Lieutenant General Igor Sergun.
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The numerical value of GRU in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of GRU in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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