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The last Soviet in Afghanistan

­An ex-Soviet soldier in Afghanistan hasn’t returned to the motherland in more than 25 years. He remembers 1983 like it was yesterday: It was the height of the Soviet war in Afghanistan, and the USSR had brought a communist regime to power in the country and provided it with economic and military supported. He fought on the Soviet side of the conflict, but was captured by the Mujahideen. The ex-soldier now lives in Afghanistan, and has a wife and four children. Is this man a traitor to his country, or simply a victim of circumstance?

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