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Afghanistan: A Russian Soldier's Story

Afghanistan A Russian Soldier s Story In Tamarov then was drafted into the Soviet Army and posted to Afghanistan where he spent months in a minesweeper outfit Despite heavy operational responsibilities and danger he managed

  • Title: Afghanistan: A Russian Soldier's Story
  • Author: Vladislav Tamarov
  • ISBN: 9781580084161
  • Page: 458
  • Format: Paperback
  • In 1984 Tamarov, then 19, was drafted into the Soviet Army and posted to Afghanistan where he spent 20 months in a minesweeper outfit Despite heavy operational responsibilities and danger, he managed to take artful photographs which capture the stark landscape, friendly and unfriendly Afghans and the men of his platoon in action and in repose.Photographs depicting the hauIn 1984 Tamarov, then 19, was drafted into the Soviet Army and posted to Afghanistan where he spent 20 months in a minesweeper outfit Despite heavy operational responsibilities and danger, he managed to take artful photographs which capture the stark landscape, friendly and unfriendly Afghans and the men of his platoon in action and in repose.Photographs depicting the haunted faces of both soldiers and civilians, the country s rugged yet beautiful mountain terrain, and the banality of daily life between missions are interspersed with Tamarov s unsentimental but passionate prose, in which he reveals his growing disorientation and takes to task his government for a campaign that has been widely dubbed the Soviet Vietnam Returning home uninjured in 1986, the author subsequently traveled to the United States, met with Vietnam vets and paid his respects at the Wall on the Mall in Washington, D.C sharing with his new acquaintances something which others cannot understand More than a photographic essay, Afghanistan offerns an stunningly personal view of combat that is rarely seen by most.

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    1. A Graphic View of War as Lived by a Real SoldierNow here’s a memoir that all veterans and war history buffs will respect. The Afghan-Russian War may not be one of those “glamorous” wars that Hollywood has made popular, but for the young men fighting in it, it was as brutal and senseless as any other.This is the story of Russian soldier Vladislav Tamarov during his 2-year war tour as a mine sweeper. So, how was the life of a Russian mine sweeper in 1984? Short. That’s how it was. Walk tha [...]

    2. Afghanistan: A Russian Soldier's Story by Vladislav TamarovA photo diary, with short essays. Very Russian, very sad. Why are we doing this? (I know it's different, that's always what you're told.)If you are interested go listen to this man's voice on NPR, from ten year's ago, 15 years after he had left Afghanistan. (The audio is about eight minutes long.) There is still so much sadness. He and the men he served with got very little help after the war to cope with the psychological effects.weblog [...]

    3. Membaca memoir-foto-esei, terlebih lagi ditulis oleh seorang veteran perang, dengan imbauan disertai perasaan sesal, bersalah, seriau yang memburu si pencatatanya ke dalam kehidupannya, membuatkan aku rasa bersyukur dengan keamanan. dan walaupun aku ada pengalaman asas tentera (wataniah sajor) tapi pengalaman veteran ini tetap saja membuatkan tubuh aku rontok, renyuk dan kelelahan membacanya.Apa yang lebih penting, rasa kemanusiaan tetap berada dalam jiwa seorang askar dan dalam kehidupan, keman [...]

    4. Visceral Poetic Haunting The last 10 years of fighting in Afghanistan often draw parallels to the Soviet Union’s 10 year foray into Afghanistan following the 1979 incursion. Often referred to as the Soviet Union’s “Vietnam”, it was only vaguely reported in the United States where its most significant impact was relegated to the tit-for-tat boycotts of the 1980 and 1984 Summer Olympic Games. The conflict has been shrouded in relative obscurity for decades and because of this, I found Vlad [...]

    5. Captivating photo essay of a Soviet soldier active in Kunar, Wardak, Panjshir and Kabul. Thoroughly moving.

    6. Vladislav Tamarov is your typical 18 year old. He owns a cat, and lives with his two parents in St. Petersburg, and isn't sure what he wants to do next with his life. Suddenly his plans are put on hold when his conscription orders come in for two years in the Soviet Military, and is trained as airborne infantry before being shipped to Afghanistan in 1984.Unfortunately for Tamarov, there wasn't a need for airborne troops, so he was assigned as a minesweeper instead. With a camera and secret journ [...]

    7. This is a poetic memoir of one man's experiences during the Soviet-Afghan war and the impact they continue to have on him after his service ended. Tamarov has clearly given a great deal of thought to what goes on inside of him, and he expresses himself well. The book doesn't give a great deal of additional information to readers who already know something about this war, but its perspective is completely unique. Worth reading.

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