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Afghanistan - Soviet Vietnam

Vladislav Tamarov

Afghanistan - Soviet Vietnam

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Published by Mercury House in San Francisco .
Written in English

  • Soldiers -- Soviet Union -- Biography.,
  • Afghanistan -- History -- Soviet occupation, 1979-1989 -- Personal narratives, Russian.

  • Edition Notes

    Translated from Russian.

    Statementtext and photographs by Vladislav Tamarov ; translated by Naomi Marcus, Marianne Clarke Trangen, and Vladislav Tamarov.
    LC ClassificationsDS371.2
    The Physical Object
    Pagination183p. :
    Number of Pages183
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22337902M
    ISBN 101562790218

      If the Soviet troops are brought home, there is a real danger that Afghanistan's civil war will continue, that the Afghan Government for which thousands of young Russians died will collapse, and.   Why the Weak Win Wars: A Study of the Factors That Drive Strategy in Asymmetric Conflict - Analysis of U.S. Involvement in Afghanistan, Iraq War, Soviet Occupation of Afghanistan, Vietnam War By Progressive Management (compiler). In Vietnam, the United States had complete control over the prosecution of the war; in Afghanistan, the "war by coalition" is hampered by fractured internal lines of authority and national caveats.

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Shelves: soviet-afghan-and-vietnam-wars, favourites 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/5. "Afghanistan: Soviet Vietnam" (also titled "Afghanistan: A Russian Soldier's Story" in another edition) by Vladislay Tamarov, is a book about the 20 months Mr Tamarov spent in Afghanistan as part of the Soviet Army in /5.

In Tamarov, t 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 Afghanistan - Soviet Vietnam book his platoon in action and in : Vladislav Tamarov.

Afghanistan: Soviet Vietnam. Tamarov was a member of the Soviet Union's Airborne Assault Force and served Afghanistan - Soviet Vietnam book the front lines in Afghanistan as part of a minesweeping team.

Secretly keeping a detailed journal and photographic record of his combat missions in the mountais, Tamarov captured the fear, futility, and violence of an insane war. Afghanistan: Soviet Vietnam Vladislav Tamarov, Author, Marianne Clarke Trangen, Translator, Naomi Marcus, Translator Mercury House $ (p) ISBN Buy this book.

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"Afghanistan: Soviet Vietnam" (also titled "Afghanistan: A Russian Soldier's Story" in another edition) by Vladislay Tamarov, is a book about the 20 months Mr Tamarov spent in Afghanistan as part of the Soviet Army in /5(37). Some years ago I bought a book called Afghanistan: Soviet Vietnam by Vladislav Tamarov, a soldier from Leningrad who fought in Afghanistan in Like many a soldier before him his experience turned him against the War, war and his own government’s lies and pretty platitudes about the glory and importance of the ‘Mission’.

THE SOVIETS' VIETNAM. Pity the poor Soviet conservative (or, if there is such a thing, neoconservative.) Russian troops are scheduled to begin withdrawing from Afghanistan this year. For the first time since Lenin arrived at the Finland Station, communism may lose a nation that was in its grasp.

Both the Soviets and the Americans chose to withdraw their troops from Vietnam and Afghanistan; The Vietnam War was seen as a failure by the Americans and the Soviet invasion marked the beginning of a disintegrating Soviet Union; Two guerilla forces, the Mujahideen proved to be formidable opponents to the Soviets like the Viet Cong were to the.

BOOK REVIEW: A Soviet Memoir on Russia’s Vietnam: THE HIDDEN WAR: A Russian Journalist’s Account of the Soviet War in Afghanistan by Artyom Borovik, Atlantic Monthly Press, $ Author: JONATHAN KIRSCH. What are the best books about the Soviet war in Afghanistan from to 89. Best books about the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.

Thread starter Cmyers; of what Borovik labels "a nine- year-long tragedy," The Hidden War catches the human drama in what was clearly the Soviet Union's Vietnam. The book will appeal to a general audience. The Soviet–Afghan War was a conflict wherein insurgent groups known collectively as the mujahideen, as well as smaller Maoist groups, fought a guerrilla war against the Soviet Army and the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan government for over nine years, throughout the s, mostly in the Afghan countryside.

The mujahideen were backed primarily by the United States, Location: Afghanistan. A Vietnam Book That Haunts the US in Afghanistan 11/30/ am ET Updated Last year a, young author named Gordon Goldstein wrote a book entitled Lessons In Disaster: McGeorge Bundy and the Path to War in Vietnam outlining the numerous missteps taken by successive US governments that eventually led to America's getting stuck Author: Stephen Schlesinger.

The action scenes evoke Vietnam War combat at its most intense—and its most horrible. Writer Sebastian Junger, who has reported on the war in Afghanistan, called the book “one of the most profound and devastating novels ever to come out of Vietnam—or any war.

It’s not a book so much as a deployment, and you will not return unaltered.”. Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, military action carried out in late December by Soviet troops. The Soviet Union intervened in support of the Afghan communist government in its conflict with anti-communist Muslim guerrillas during the Afghan War (–92) and remained in Afghanistan until mid-February   Tamarov's book is startling in its detail and vivid in its description of young Russian men at war.

Like Vietnam, Russia was dealing with an Cited by: 4. In Japanese manga series Black Lagoon, the fictional Russian mafia group Hotel Moscow is composed of veterans of the Soviet war in Afghanistan, led by former Soviet Airborne Troops Captain nicknamed Balalaika.

In the book Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts, he describes his experiences fighting with the Mujahideen in Afghanistan.

The War in Afghanistan () has been called "the Soviet Union's Vietnam War, " a conflict that pitted Soviet regulars against a relentless, elusive, and ultimately unbeatable Afghan guerrilla force (the mujahideen).

The hit-and-run bloodletting across the war's decade tallied more t dead Soviet soldiers plus a great many more casualties and further demoralized 3/5(3). ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xiii, pages: illustrations, map ; 24 cm: Contents: Ch.

From Monarchy to Republic --Ch. War Against the Unfaithful --Ch. the Combat Area --Ch. the Soviet Troops Were Gone --Ch. sion --Appendix A: Geography --Appendix B: Documentation and Research.

The Soviet debacle in Afghanistan began in outright invasion, but it would be careless to apply that word to Washington's equally misbegotten undertaking in Vietnam. Afghanistan: The Soviet Union's Vietnam.

The former Soviet Union was bogged down in Afghanistan for a decade after Moscow’s invasion, but. Afgantsy: The Russians in Afghanistan, Paperback – 9 Feb books on the Soviet imbroglio in Afghanistan take a decidedly "Western" point of view about how The West created the Soviet Union's Vietnam which resulted in the ultimate collapse of the Soviet Union.

Most such accounts are self congratulatory and have a "nose in the air /5(87). 10 Years in Afghanistan: The Soviet Vietnam. Pro-Soviet junta installs Government led by Mohammad Noor Taraki, head of Marxist party, and including Babrak Karmal as Vice President and. Vladislav Tamarov's Afghanistan: Soviet Vietnam was one of the most engaging books I read in This first-hand account of the experiences of a Soviet soldier in Afghanistan is unique, disturbing, and thought-provoking.

I sincerely doubt that any reader will be unaffected by it. Comparisons between Vietnam and Afghanistan are easy to understand. After all, the Soviet Union military leadership was discussing ways to get out of Afghanistan as early as due to tribal disputes, the difficulty and lack of mountain warfare training, and the strong Mujahideen force combating against the Soviet occupation.

There are limits to historic parallels. Afghanistan is not Vietnam. But the Afghans we are fighting are fanatics too, skilled enough to beat the Russians, willing to wait us out, able to retreat to sanctuaries in Pakistan.

The government of our Afghan ally is corrupt, Author: John Aloysius Farrell. The proportion of overall IED injuries was higher (60%) in Iraq and Afghanistan than in Vietnam (15%).

However, this was due to fewer overall casualties. IEDs accounted for about 3, deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan, versus 8, in Vietnam. In Vietnam, our aircraft could still be shot down. We lost ab planes and helicopters. Afgantsy: The Russians in Afghanistan by Rodric Braithwaite: review Afgantsy by Rodric Braithwaite shows that for Russia’s soldiers, the Afghan war was either the best of times or the.

This article has three parts. First, we briefly review the literature on the Soviet Union’s breakdown. Next, we outline the role of the Afghanistan war in the break-down of the Soviet Union and provide evidence in support of our contention. Finally, we present the conclusions of this essay. Existing explanations of the Soviet Union’s breakdown.

On Decemthe Soviet Union invades Afghanistan, under the pretext of upholding the Soviet-Afghan Friendship Treaty of As midnight approached.

T his is the book that every politician, every general, every diplomat contemplating getting into, or out of, Afghanistan should be made to read.

It is a book. Soviet War in Afghanistan: The First Week - CBS Evening News - January 1, Dan Schilling Books Recommended for you. The Vietnam. 10 Must Read Books About the War in Afghanistan by Nathaniel Channing III about a year ago in book reviews War is one of the realities of life that has a profound effect on almost everyone, which has resulted in plenty books about the war in Afghanistan and Iraq as of late that tell of these haunting realities.

Soviet advisers, officers, and NCOs treated their Afghan proxies with contempt. The frustration of the Soviet fighting man was easy to understand. Soviet soldiers were conscripts who often received only three weeks of basic training before being sent to savage Afghanistan.

Once there, a new recruit was bullied by veteran soldiers and brutal NCOs. McNamara's Morons - The Low Intelligence Soldiers Used as Guinea Pigs in the Vietnam War - Duration: The Frontviews. Afghanistan is, in fact, only longer than Vietnam if you decide to date the start of the American war there towhen Congress passed the Tonkin Gulf Resolution (in place of.

Washington D.C., Febru – The Soviet Union withdrew its military forces from Afghanistan 30 years ago this month without achieving demilitarization there or the national reconciliation, including free elections, that they sought during negotiations with the U.S., according to the declassified documents published today by the National Security Archive.

They knew that the Soviet Union had got itself into their own Vietnam and it also provided American Intelligence with an opportunity to acquire any new Soviet military hardware that could be used in Afghanistan. Mujhadeen fighters were given access to American surface-to-air missiles – though not through direct sales by America.

Tribute to Lyakhovsky. Washington D.C., Febru – Twenty years ago today, the commander of the Soviet Limited Contingent in Afghanistan Boris Gromov crossed the Termez Bridge out of Afghanistan, thus marking the end of the Soviet war which lasted almost ten years and cost tens of thousands of Soviet and Afghan lives.

Sometimes referred to as the Soviet’s version of the Vietnam War, the Soviet War in Afghanistan ended up being a losing battle for the Soviet Union, and in many ways, accelerated the dissolution of communism in the East.

The Democratic Republic of Afghanistan (DRA) was formed in following the Saur Revolution, which resulted in the.First things first, I'll assume by Afghanistan war, you mean the Soviet war in Afghanistan. Now, when one studies both conflicts deeply enough, he/ she may come to learn of several differences between the internal workings of both of them.

However.The Soviet Afghan War ended when the Soviets left the territory, where as the Vietnam War continued after the United States left South Vietnam to fight the war by itself. After the United States left the territory South Vietnam was able to hold off North Vietnam for 2 years until the North Vietnamese troops took over Saigon, which now goes by.