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|“||The American thought he could deceive us. When they find that body...all of Russia will cry for war.||„|
|~ Vladimir Makarov, framing the United States so Russia can declare war.|
|“||Gentlemen, we only have two choices: peace or war. Life or death. For the sake of our children, we must seek peace with the West.||„|
|~ Boris Vorshevsky to his cabinet.|
The Russian Ground Forces (Russian: Сухопутные войска Российской Федерации), also known as the Russian Army are a land arm service that appear in the Call of Duty series. Formed after the fall of the Soviet Union, The Russian Army appear as either a friendly or enemy faction in the series, but appear as a a hostile faction in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 during World War III.
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
In Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, the Russian Forces appear as allies to the Loyalists, Special Air Services, and United States Marine Corps during the Second Russian Civil War. Though they don't appear much in the campaign, the Loyalists act as a support to the SAS and USMC against the Russian Ultranationalists, whom are lead by Imran Zakhaev
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
In Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, the Russian Forces act as a hostile faction alongside the Russian paratroopers when the Russian government declares World War III on the United States. After Vladimir Makarov frames the United States for the Zakhaev airport massacre, Russian president Boris Vorshevsky declares war and sends the Russian Army and the other branches to invade the United States. The Russian Ground Forces are mainly fought in the U.S. Army Rangers missions, where they attack Virginia and Washington, D.C. alongside the paratroopers.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
In Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, the Russian Forces appear as a hostile faction against the United States Army and Delta Force. The Russian Forces first appear invading New York with the Russian Navy and Russian Air Force, but are thwarted by Delta Force Team Metal, whom launched Russian naval missiles on the other fleets to cripple them. After failing to take over New York and Washington, D.C., the Russian Forces invade countries across Europe and battle the GIGN, Bundeswehr ("Federal Defense Force"), and United States Armed Forces. After President Vorshevsky and his daughter are rescued by Team Metal and Task Force 141 operators John Price and Yuri, he signs a peace treaty with the United States, thus ending the Third World War.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
The Russian Forces appear in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, a reboot to the original Modern Warfare series, as a opposing faction in the campaign. The main hostile faction of the Russian Forces are General Barkov's rogue mercenary group, who serve Barkov rather than the Russian government. After Barkov was killed and his war crimes were revealed, the Russian government disowns Barkov and his forces for their war crimes. However, the Russian military are attacked by the Al-Qatala, who are now lead by "The Ascendant", and the Russians make an alliance with the United States' military to stop the Al-Qatala.
- Though a hostile faction in Modern Warfare 2 and Modern Warfare 3, they do not appear in multiplayer as the Spetsnaz take the role.