historicaltimes:

Reagan meets with Afghan Mujahideen leaders in the oval office to discuss the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan 1985

historicaltimes:

Reagan meets with Afghan Mujahideen leaders in the oval office to discuss the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan 1985

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fuldagap:

Soviet Army soldiers dismount from a transport helicopter in Afghanistan. 

fuldagap:

Soviet Army soldiers dismount from a transport helicopter in Afghanistan. 

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fuldagap:

Soviet Afghan war memorial. 

fuldagap:

Soviet Afghan war memorial. 

(Source: cheeki-vodka-sauce)

fuldagap:

People’s Democratic Party of Afghanistan demonstration during the Soviet troop withdrawal, Kabul, Republic of Afghanistan, 1989.

fuldagap:

People’s Democratic Party of Afghanistan demonstration during the Soviet troop withdrawal, Kabul, Republic of Afghanistan, 1989.

(Source: easterndeath)

fuldagap:

Soviet Army soldiers being welcomed back from Afghanistan, 1986.

fuldagap:

Soviet Army soldiers being welcomed back from Afghanistan, 1986.

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“Look, Afghanistan, I’m sorry to tell you, I’m old enough to remember, forty years ago, Afghanistan was arguably the most tolerant Middle East Muslim country, with a pro-Western technocratic king, with a very strong local communist party and so on. And then, we know what happened. Communist party tried to took power. They did. When they started to fail, Soviet Union intervened. Then Americans backed the Muslim fundamentalists. In other words, always bear in mind this: Afghanistan is not an old fundamentalist country that we should enlighten. Afghanistan was quite a nice, tolerant country. Its fundamentalization is precisely the result of being caught in the global politics. We, the global liberal system, generate fundamentalisms.”
— Slavoj Žižek (via fuldagap)

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suomisodassa:

Finnish Jaegers on foot patrol in Chahar Bolak, Afghanistan.

suomisodassa:

Finnish Jaegers on foot patrol in Chahar Bolak, Afghanistan.

georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov:

A small contingent of British soldiers stand against a charge by Afghan warriors.

georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov:

A small contingent of British soldiers stand against a charge by Afghan warriors.

georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov:

Afghan warriors of the Khyber Pass.

georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov:

Afghan warriors of the Khyber Pass.

ramblinprose:

Bagram then and now, Soviet and American.Also, BRRRRRRRRT.

ramblinprose:

Bagram then and now, Soviet and American.

Also, BRRRRRRRRT.

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georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov:

mjmoss:

Soldiers of the Afghan Army parade c.1950-58.
Wearing the German style Stahlhelm helmet and armed with Soviet WWII era small arms including Mosin-Nagant bolt action rifles, PPSh-41 Submachine guns and an RPG-2 (front rank second man on the left).
When the US refused Afghanistan military aid after WWII they turned to the Soviet Union which provided war surplus weapons and training. The Afghan army has been a continuously neglected throughout the 20th century with the 1950s being one of the better maintained periods. By the time of the Soviet Invasion in 1979 the Army had slumped in size and quality once again with desertion being a perennial problem which remains to this day.

Looks about as modern as they do now…

georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov:

mjmoss:

Soldiers of the Afghan Army parade c.1950-58.

Wearing the German style Stahlhelm helmet and armed with Soviet WWII era small arms including Mosin-Nagant bolt action rifles, PPSh-41 Submachine guns and an RPG-2 (front rank second man on the left).

When the US refused Afghanistan military aid after WWII they turned to the Soviet Union which provided war surplus weapons and training. The Afghan army has been a continuously neglected throughout the 20th century with the 1950s being one of the better maintained periods. By the time of the Soviet Invasion in 1979 the Army had slumped in size and quality once again with desertion being a perennial problem which remains to this day.

Looks about as modern as they do now…

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ramblinprose:

Soviets in Afghanistan.

ramblinprose:

Soviets in Afghanistan.

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Posted 2 years ago 65 notes + Reblog + Facebook + Twitter
fuldagap:

Soviet Spetsnaz GRU in Afghanistan, 1986.

fuldagap:

Soviet Spetsnaz GRU in Afghanistan, 1986.

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(Source: ppsh-41)

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(Source: ppsh-41)

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