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Book – M. Laruelle, The Central Asia–Afghanistan Relationship. From Soviet Intervention to the Silk Road Initiatives, Rowman, 2017

The Central Asia–Afghanistan Relationship. From Soviet Intervention to the Silk Road Initiatives

EDITED BY MARLENE LARUELLE – CONTRIBUTIONS BY GULDEN ASHKENOVA; ALEXANDER DIENER; ANTONIO GIUSTOZZI; ARTEMY M. KALINOVSKY; MARLENE LARUELLE; BRUCE PANNIER; SEBASTIEN PEYROUSE; GAEL RABALLAND; BOTA RAKISHEVA AND EKATERINA STEPANOVA

https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781498546553

Central Asia is a relatively understudied neighbor of Afghanistan. The region is often placed into a number of historical and political contexts—a section of the Silk Road, a pawn in the “Great Game,” the “spillover” state that exemplifies the failure of US foreign policy—that limit scholarly understanding.
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Book – Imrana Begum, The Impact of the Afghan-Soviet War on Pakistan, Oxford, 2017

Imrana Begum, The Impact of the Afghan-Soviet War on Pakistan, Oxford, 2017

Since December 1979, when Soviet troops first entered Afghanistan, the country has remained a focal point in regional and global politics. With a focus on the 1980s, The Impact of the Afghan-Soviet War on Pakistan delves into both Afghanistan’s history and the involvement of superpowers in shaping its present situation. Through the investigation of a complex and highly politicized war, the author demonstrates the direct correlation between Pakistan’s society, politics, and economy with the state of affairs in Afghanistan. In a world currently fighting the War on Terror, this book serves as a useful examination of the region and emphasizes that a peaceful Afghanistan is crucial for a peaceful Pakistan.

Interviews of Central Asian afgantsy who fought in Afghanistan during the Soviet invasion of 1979-1989

Интервью с воинами-интернационалистами Афганской войны 1979-1989 годов

http://centralasiaprogram.org/publications/memos-and-ebooks

This book offers unique insight into the memory of the Central Asian afgantsy, who fought in Afghanistan during the Soviet invasion of 1979-1989. This work of oral history, organized by a team of Kazakh, Tajik, and Uzbek scholars under the supervision of Prof. Laruelle, contributes to a better understanding of the deep influence of the Soviet-Afghan war on the Soviet Central Asian social fabric, and the memories still at play today.

Данная книга представляет собой уникальную информацию – память войнов-«афганцев» из трех стран Центральной Азии: Казахстана, Таджикистана и Узбекистана, принявших непосредственное участие в военных действиях в Афганистане в ходе десятилетней войны.

Благодаря замечательной работе группы, состоящей из казахстанских, таджикских и узбекских специалистов, «афганцы» Центральной Азии, наконец, получили возможность высказаться. Будучи самостоятельными вершителями своих судеб, далекими от нынешних идеологических установок, они описывают реальность своей повседневной жизни, свой опыт в качестве солдат и офицеров, а также взаимоотношения с жителями Афганистана. Они определяют то, что считают важным сохранить в памяти, в основном, свою гордость за советские достижения. Данная книга посвящена памяти всех «афганцев» Центральной Азии, которых уже нет в живых и кто уже не может поведать миру свою историю.

Книга 1 Казахстан

Книга 2 Узбекистан

Книга 3 Таджикистан

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Article – « How Russia Treats Its Ukraine Veterans. Returning volunteer fighters have been treated more like an inconvenience than as national heroes. »

By Christopher Miller

Russian volunteer Andrei Kamayev arrived in war-torn eastern Ukraine in late September 2014, bursting with patriotic bravado and convinced that he was following in the footsteps of his grandfather—a Soviet intelligence officer in World War II—by fighting against “fascists and Nazis.”

Using terms propagated by the Kremlin to describe Ukrainian government forces fighting Russia-backed separatists, the 49-year-old Kamayev admits to other motives for joining up: He also wanted to help restore the Russky Mir, or “Russian World,” and stave off the perceived encroachment of NATO.

More at: https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2017/08/how-russia-treats-its-ukraine-veterans/537330/?utm_source=fbb

Article – « Gore, But No Glory For Russia’s Ukraine War ‘Veterans’ « 

« Gore, But No Glory For Russia’s Ukraine War ‘Veterans' »,  by Christopher Miller, RFERL August 17, 2017

https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-ukraine-gore-no-glory-for-war-veterans/28681378.html

MOSCOW/ST. PETERSBURG — Russian volunteer Andrei Kamayev arrived in war-torn eastern Ukraine in late September 2014, bursting with patriotic bravado and convinced that he was following in the footsteps of his grandfather — a Soviet intelligence officer in World War II — by fighting against « fascists and Nazis. »

Using terms propagated by the Kremlin to describe Ukrainian government forces fighting Russia-backed separatists, the 49-year-old Kamayev admits to other motives for joining up: he also wanted to help restore the « Russky Mir, » or Russian World, and stave off the perceived encroachment of NATO.

But his dream of military glory came to a quick and devastating end on February 1, 2015. As Kamayev followed a convoy of tanks during an assault near the strategic town of Debaltseve — then Ukrainian-controlled — a mortar shell exploded beside him, shredding part of his left leg. He was evacuated to a nearby hospital, but without the proper medicine to treat him, gangrene set in and doctors were forced to amputate the rest of his leg up to his hip…..

Series – Quarry, 2016

quarry-season-1-poster-cinemax-key-artQuarry est une série télévisée américaine créée par Graham Gordy et Michael D. Fuller, inspirée par les romans éponymes écrits par Max Allan Collins.

Diffusion 2016

Synopsis: Dans les années 70, un tireur de la Marine de retour de la guerre du Vietnam se retrouve rejeté par sa famille et ses amis et diabolisé par le public et les médias. Désenchanté, il est recruté dans un réseau de criminels chargés de nettoyer les rives du Mississippi…