We continue to publish photographs from Afghanistan taken in the period from 1984 to 1987. They all are from private archives. You can see more photos of the Soviet war in Afghanistan: 1, 2.
The operation aimed to eliminate gangs.
Maravary gorge. Kunar province.
Not many cases of “green on blue” attacks in those days. Russian friendly Afghans where indeed friendly…
The man with sunglasses on the first pictures, seems to be some KGB/GRU Agent.
I wish they could’ve exterminated every single one of those Islamic fanatics.
Instead they produced more of them by occupying their country. Same with the latest invasion.
Sadly, the US learned nothing from this. Troops are still falling to those .303 Enfield rifles.
If a single US soldier was shot from an enfield, it’s a maximum. Western soldiers in that shit hole are diying from IED, 90%. They have a overwhelming advantage in firepower, skill, number, technology and tactics, meaning that almost 100% of firefights with the scum end badly for the latter
“It’s an Italian plastic anti-tank mine. it was used to undermine Soviet and Afghan armored vehicles.”
UNDERMINE? Seriously, undermine? Go back to school.
I remember reading about all this back when I was young and I always felt that Russia was wrong in what they did but I now wish they had prevailed. The world might be a better place now if they had. Unfortunately we are now mired in the same place with our troops bleeding on the same ground for people that truly have no desire to become civilized.
And you think that Americans are civilized?
Compared to the average Afghan, yeah I’d say we are civilized.
last 2 photo is soviet songer Lev Leshenko
At least the Soviets occasionally showed some healthy respect to the local population. Americans never did.
Actually, the pro-soviet gov (with many sov funds) built all the “modern” infrastructure of the country, raods, bridges, schools, hospitals, water/electricity. Soviets helped the population too, building infrastructure at local scale. The civil war, the talibans, screwed all this work.
If by respect you mean ending their dreary existence in that shithole…then sure. Soviets inflicted far more of that respect than the Americans ever did.
When you think about it, the western world condemned Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. The outcome might be different today if the western world did not arm and finance Soviet opponents. The twin towers still might be up and there would be less islamic terrorism today if the West did not interfere.
well if you are going to photo shop…at least do it better than that!!!! a blind man can see that!!! HAHA
Well, duh, given how shitty some of these images are, a little photoshop to make them presentable was probably required after scanning.
I see the ’70s porn ‘stach made its’ way to the Soviet Union. Workers paradise with porn ‘staches, I think not.
The Soviet Union should have rained atomic bombs on that s**thole country.
BHC what for they had to rain bomb on our country??? That will really make u happy??? let one bomb rain on your home and all family gone with bomb…. See that how that make u feel.. if happy so then try thinking of raining our country and children. ((LONG LIFE AFGHANISTAN))
Mcqueen in afghan ?
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