|Appears in||Medal of Honor: Warfighter|
|Country||Soviet Union, Russian Federation|
|Active||July 28, 1974-Present|
- "While there are many branches of the Russian Special Forces, the most famous is the “Alpha Group.“ Specializing in counter-terrorism, their training is some of the most rigorous in the military. Alphas are at home in a variety of environments and constantly conduct drills where they would most likely be deployed, including mountain and water insertions as well as full airborne training."
- — Battlelog Description
Gruppa Alfa (also called the Alpha Group, Alfa Group, or Spetsgruppa A) is an elite, stand-alone component of Russia's special forces and the dedicated counter-terrorism task-force of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB). While emphasis is placed on hostage rescue and counter-terrorism operations, the role of Spetsnaz is much broader than most special operations units, including assassination and sabotage. Their training and experience make them comparable to other foreign special operations units such as the British SAS, US Navy SEALs and SFOD-D.
They are the Russian Tier 1 unit for Medal of Honor: Warfighter.
Alpha Group traces its origins to 1974 and the Soviet Union, and was reformed as part of the Office of the Chief Directorate in the aftermath of the Munich Summer Olympics to give the Soviet Union capacity to defend itself against terrorist attack. Despite being primarily a counter-terrorist force, Alpha Group's most notable missions have taken place during the counter-insurgency conflicts by the Soviet Union and then the Russian Federation in Afghanistan and in Chechnya. Alpha Group launched a surprise attack on the home of the President of the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan and other government buildings on the eve of the Soviet-Afghan war seizing them with few losses against superior Afghan forces, staying on for the remainder of the conflict as interdictionary special forces attempting to stop convoys of Mujihadeen infiltrating over the Pakistani border. Alpha Group carried on performing its special operations role after the fall of the Soviet Union, despite defense cut backs. Alpha Group participated in both the Moscow Theatre Siege in 2002, then later at the infamous Beslan School Siege in 2004.