Jay .
I’m pretty sure the dismembering of the bodies did happen , there was a reunion of the old Spetsnaz soldiers that were involved in that, in a gathering in Moscow , a couple were willing to talk about it to a degree , they confirmed that they felt it was the best and most effective way to accomplish their mission . Where that backfired , was when they sent Spetsnaz into Afghanistan and assassinated the Afghan president , the aftermath of that got them involved in that place for 10 years .