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    Soviet veteran recalls Afghan war - 24 Dec 09

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    Thirty years ago the Soviet Union tried to impose its government in Afghanistan and failed.

    One million Afghans died, and by the time Soviet forces withdrew in 1989, Moscow had lost nearly 14 and a half thousand soldiers.

    A former Soviet conscript who served in Afghanistan from 1982 to 1984 talks of his experiences and memories in his own words.