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Russia: Rodric Braithwaite's “Afgantsy”

In Moscow's Shadows writes about Rodric Braithwaite's Afgantsy: The Russians in Afghanistan, 1979-89, a “new study of the Soviet war on Afghanistan.” OpenDemocracy.net published exclusive excerpts from the book in April – here and here.

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  • emilio borelli

    Afgantsy: A superlative book indeed. A thin and disenchanted vision, respectful of the true problems of the comparison among models of development doped versus traditional worlds. The “great” European and American wise would have done better to go to take lesson from the diplomat.
    They have believed to be able to revolve the golden rule of the imperialism: first not to invade Russia , second not to invade Afghanistan only changing the name : “humanitary mission” instead of ” invasion”. But it’s not enough…
    The italian ex diplomat Giulio Terzi di Sant’agata has also reversed the meaning of “disaster” with “success”…
    Emilio

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