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Moscow spoke about the 30th anniversary of the withdrawal of Soviet troops from Afghanistan and the rich cultural heritage of this country

15.02.2019 72 просмотров

February 15, 1989 - the day of the withdrawal of Soviet troops from Afghanistan. On the eve of this event, members of the federation council, war veterans recalled the events of 30 years ago.

More than 620 thousand Soviet soldiers and officers passed through Afghanistan. All of them provided international assistance to the Afghan people. 

From the standpoint of age and experience, we know that with our stay in Afghanistan, we postponed the collapse of the Soviet Union, international terrorism and colossal drug trafficking by 10 years,” said Franz Klintsevich, a member of the Defense and Security Committee. 

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“After 30 years, we need to work in all directions associated with those ten years in Afghanistan. This is both a historical and scientific approach, and a socio-political assessment, and the information environment in which the veterans of military operations have been and are today,” Mikhail Kozlov, Deputy Chairman of the Defense and Security Committee, shared his opinion.

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Russia continues to support Afghanistan. This state in Central Asia has a long history: the first people appeared on the territory of the Islamic Republic about 5,000 years ago, and the rural communities of this region were among the first in the world. In addition, Afghanistan is famous for its attractions, including the Bamiyan Buddha statues, the Kabul Museum and the blue lakes of Bande Amir.  

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