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Afgantsy characters Ý eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Rodric Braithwaite Ü 7 review read & download Ë eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ü Rodric Braithwaite Ated mountain outposts The parallels with Afghanistan today speak for themselves 'A superb achievement of narrative history sensitive writing and exciting fresh research' so wrote Simon Sebag Montefiore about Rodric Braithwaite's bestseller Moscow 1941 But those words and many others of praise that were given it could eually apply to his new boo. The author of this book was the British ambassador to the USSR and then the Russian Federation but I highly appreciate his objective approach throughout the book which is about the causes of Soviet involvement in Afghanistan right up till the withdrawal of the troops and its aftermath from the Russian point of view One reason why I found this book interesting was that the author has uoted first hand experiences of those who were part of the battlefield In initial chapters the author establishes his case on how Afghanistan became a bone of contention between the British and Tsarist Russia Gradually author takes reader to the 1970 s when People s Democratic Party of Afghanistan PDPA coups against President Daud and how the infighting between the Khal and Parcham factions of PDPA led to a bloody power struggle which eventually coerce the Soviet Politburo to drag USSR into this pointless war which refutes the rampant propaganda at that time that USSR wanted an access to the Indian Ocean Although Soviets occupied Afghanistan history again repeated itself when it turned out to be an impossible land where the rulers had to negotiate to reach an arrangement to rule with the local groups who held sway in the region However the PDPA regime did not understand this and cajoled the local populace by imposing communism for which Afghanistan was not ripe Eventually this far from reality maneuver brewed resentment in the people against the PDPA regime Later the Politburo of Soviet Union made a grave mistake to end this political issue by means of military and to attain peace and stability in Afghanistan because of insecurity that PDPA regime may fall into the hands of Americans and the Southern region would become unstable Little did they know that they had got into a uagmire by creating and deploying an ill euipped army 40th Army which was not familiar with the local tribal customs and the mountainous terrain of the region and their enemy ie the mujahideen primarily supported by countries like Pakistan USA and Saudi Arabia were well familiarized with the terrain and the people which made them elusive and proficient in guerrilla tactics Moreover the 40th Army faced another enemy which was intangible in nature was a massive health problem both physical and mental particularly against the infectious diseases Sometimes the mental health issues eventually lead to suicide because the 40th Army had no psychiatrists till the mid 80 s and for some it exacerbated when the traumatized veterans were turned down in the USSR and also no efforts were made on their psychological rehabilitation There might be an element of biasedness in me but I found this book to be an authoritative account of this futile war However I believe that this book would have been great had the author covered the involvement of America and Pakistan in detail how arming the mujahideen was given priority over the non proliferation of Pakistan Also I felt lost at some places because of not being familiar with the Politburo of USSR and its role along with that of KGB After reading this book I felt sorry for both the Afghans and as well as the Soviet Army PS I would like to share some excerpts from this book below which I found interestingBut the soldiers attitude towards the professional singers was ambivalent However elouently these people sang they had not seen battle themselves Their music was artificial constructed for effect and over it some thought hung an atmosphere of commercial exploitation For the real thing the soldiers made their own music on the guitars they had taken with them to the war Or they listened to the songs of the soldier bards the people who had shared their trials songs which became very popular to the consternation of the authorities The songs were banned by the political censorship and the customs officers on the frontier cracked down heavily on attempts to bring taped versions into the Soviet Union None of this stopped the songs from circulating throughout the 40th Army

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Afgantsy characters Ý eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Rodric Braithwaite Ü 7 review read & download Ë eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ü Rodric Braithwaite Iers advisers journalist women As former ambassador to Moscow Rodric Braithwaite brings his uniue insights to the Soviet war in Afghanistan The story has been distorted not only by Cold War propaganda but also by the myths of the nineteenth century Great Game It moves from the high politics of the Kremlin to the lonely Russian conscripts in isol. A fascinating and educational read

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Afgantsy characters Ý eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Rodric Braithwaite Ü 7 review read & download Ë eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ü Rodric Braithwaite In a timely and eye opening book Rodric Braithwaite examines the Russian experience in that most recent war in Afghanistan after Alexander's conuests and the many British imperial wars and skirmishes Largely basing his account on Russian sources and interviews he shows the war through the eyes of the Russians themselves politicians officers sold. Authoritative book on the Russian Afghan intervention from the Russian perspective The author compares this war with French Algerian American Vietnamese French Vietnamese interventions The Russians tried to implement their well tried developmental model in Afghanistan with a lot of determination and I think they might have been successful if they had been given enough time by the Americans But the Americans wanted to get their revenge for their Vietnam humiliation so they armed and trained the Islamist mujaheddin knowing full well that once the Russians had left the Islamists would take over What did didn t realise was that once they had managed to defeat Soviet Union they would be confronted by the very same enemyI found this aspect of this story a lot believing than the Westernised version of all invading Russian infidel army destroying hell bent on destroying every Afghan at random

  • Hardcover
  • 448
  • Afgantsy
  • Rodric Braithwaite
  • English
  • 20 August 2019
  • 9781846680540

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