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Afgantsy - a book by Braithwaite, Rodric


The Russians in Afghanistan 1979-89

Afgantsy( )
Author: Braithwaite, Rodric
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $19.95
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The story of the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan is well known: the expansionist Communists overwhelmed a poor country as a means of reaching a warm-water port on the Persian Gulf. Afghan mujahideen upset their plans, holding on with little more than natural fighting skills, until CIA agentscame to the rescue with American arms. Humiliated in battle, the Soviets hastily retreated. It's a great story, writes Rodric Braithwaite. But it never happened. The Russian conscripts suffered...
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Braithwaite, Rodric (Author)
Rodric Braithwaite was based in Moscow from September 1988 to May 1992. He retains business and educational interests in Russia.

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