Soviet soldier recalls Afghan war

Former Soviet conscript describes his experiences during the invasion of Afghanistan.

    Thirty years ago the Soviet Union tried to impose its government in Afghanistan and failed.

    One million Afghans died, and by the time Soviet forces withdrew in 1989, Moscow had lost nearly 14,500 soldiers.

    A former Soviet conscript who served in Afghanistan from 1982 to 1984 tells Al Jazeera of his experiences and memories.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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