Ballpoint Afghanistan

Russian soldier in Afghanistan draws pictures

This Russian soldier, he was on a few wars, in Afghanistan in Tajikistan and then in Chechnya.

He got in real battles and lost many of his friends in action, that’s a true story true soldier. Everywhere he went he took one thing with him that helped him to cope with all that. It was a simple ballpoint pen that he used to draw the most touching memories on the paper.

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39 thoughts on “Ballpoint Afghanistan”

    • I was there (90s) and saw how superciliously Russians behaved to the Kazakhs in their own country. Hope it is better now.

      Too bad the author did not draw a complete story about the Afghanistan War. Considering the success of “Persepolis”…:?:

      • It went both ways mate.. Lots of hate all over after USSR collapsed. Much sadness :(.

        But you must take into consideration that regions like Central Asia and Caucasus was developed strongly during Soviet Era (hell, even under Czarist era).

        • Sure, they took the oil from Kazakhstan i.e.
          Did not do it for the sake of the people there. The peoples government did not care much for ‘the people’. Like today.
          Are you false Kirov ?

  1. Without exaggeration I can say that I am pretty good in many fields of science, craftsmanship and music but I must honestly admire people with such skills as depicted in the pictures above. No matter what effort, it’d be impossible for most of us ever to develop such masterful skills in drawing.

    Thanks for this post.

    Vladimir

  2. I think all of the woman must love jewelry,but not all of them can buy it for it’s high price,even the top brand like tiffany and gucci,but ,now,you can buy it from our website for lower price,come on.

      • It was the way things were in those times. If one nation supported one group, then the other supported whoever opposed them. Afghanistan was the USSR’s Vietnam. The USSR fought the USA in a proxy war during both Vietnam and Korea by sending supplies, and in some cases, soldiers and pilots to fight in secret against American forces. We did the same in Afghanistan. As the saying goes: “The enemy of my enemy is my friend.” Now times are different. It is still a world with two opposing ideologies fighting each other, but this time it is harder to draw borders around them.

  3. If the west only knew then the monster that it was creating for itself
    Amazingly vibrant photos
    Its sad to see the brave mujaheddin pointing the stinger missile at a transport plane
    How evil it all.
    And its come back to bite us
    If only they could be put into cold storage to hibernate for 2 million years

  4. The #5 commenter, Vladimir put it wonderfully.

    And Mr. Put these Creeps in Cold Storage ( #15 ), I am Muslim ( in india unfortunately ) and a Socialist. In india, it is the Burqa-and-Beard types who join the Hindu religious parties in their ‘Minority Cells’. My type created a saying in Urdu in the old days – Woh naya Musalmaan hai, paanch waqt ki namaaz padega hee. Which is, He’s a new Muslim, therefore he will pray five times a day. This type, the U.S recruited . My type were as much on the opposing side as the U.S.S.R. Indeed the Afghan government at that time was Socialist. Saddam Hussain did not run away, nor did Najibullah of that Afghn government.

    • just saw some footage about CANADIAN snipers taking out/virtually evaporating a lot of very brave mujahadeens or talibans from hill tops and behind the rocks in the mountains of Afganistan with a .50 caliber rifles withit aprox. distance of 2-2.5 km

      VERY IMPRESSIVE !!! But only for Strong stomach…

      akbar KAPUT ! taliban will be the next fase

      • We are still popular! And this war is useless. Al-Qaeda is does not exist its all U.S mystification! http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/Afghanistan/article6849101.ece

  5. Wow, awesome drawings!!!
    Kudos to the artist: he really draw it like he saw it!!! Definitely, he didn’t even try to demonize the afghan civilians or the fighters!!!
    Bravo!!!

  6. Excellent polictical storyboards! Why is there no artist name posted? Ballpoint Pen Art International has 5,700 drawings by 800 named worldwide artists, 153 related videos and lots of information for your enjoyment! A fellow ballpoint artist, Jerry Stith

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