About this book
The history of the Soviet-Afghan war, seen through the eyes of the Russians themselves, including politicians, officers, soldiers, activists, journalists and women. Braithwaite is a former ambassador to Moscow, and brings unique insights to the subject, based on first-hand sources and interviews. 'This book finally dispels many of the Cold War myths surrounding the Soviet-Afghan war.' Rory Stewart
Examines the Russian experience in that most recent war in Afghanistan (after Alexander's conquests and the many British imperial wars and skirmishes). Largely basing his account on Russian sources and interviews, the author shows the war through the eyes of the Russians themselves - politicians, soldiers, advisers, journalists, and women.