A Cold War kid with capitalist tendencies. It is his diary of life, work, play and music beyond Iron Curtain...
12 December 2008
29 years ago on 12th December 1979, Soviet Union entered Afghanistan to mark the final (and still continuing with different actors) battle of Cold War which claimed more than 20.000 Soviet servicemen and countless Afgan mujahideen and civilian deaths, created a total ground-zero country.
Check what I have written before about this war...and also Dmitri Venaev's blog. Also the book and/or the movie Kite Runner is strongly advised.
The last Red Army personnel in Afghanistan in 1989, Sobachkin the Hero Dog, celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Red Army
"Take the heroes as example to yourselves " banner for the people in Kandahar
Memorial for fallen heroes
The Red Army in full parade (with Lenin watching from the back)
Kabul, the glorious capital city of the People's Communist Revolution...