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Drafted into the Soviet Army in April 1984 and sent at the age of 19 to serve in Afghanistan as a minesweeper, Vladislav Tamarov turned in secret to the pen and the camera to chronicle his 621 days of war. 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 assails his government's folly for engaging in a campaign that has been widely dubbed "the Soviet Vietnam."

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Vladislav Tamarov was drafted into the Soviet Army and sent to fight in Afghanistan at the age of 19. This photo essay presents a powerful portrait of a traumatic war. It is composed of 621 days of war and 217 days of combat missions secretly recorded by camera and private diary.

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wagnerND, October 20, 2008 (view all comments by wagnerND)
a very good read! To get a glimsp of what soldiers face in Afganistan a look back into recent history is worth your while.
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ISBN:
9781580084161
Subtitle:
A Russian Soldier's Story
Author:
Tamarov, Vladislav
Publisher:
Ten Speed Press
Location:
Berkeley, CA
Subject:
History
Subject:
Afghanistan
Subject:
Asia - General
Subject:
Asia
Subject:
Soviet Union
Subject:
Military - Other
Subject:
Soldiers
Subject:
Europe - Russia & the Former Soviet Union
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
984-3rd
Publication Date:
20011030
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9.2 x 7.3 x .4 in .75 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Drafted into the Soviet Army in April 1984 and sent at the age of 19 to serve in Afghanistan as a minesweeper, Vladislav Tamarov turned in secret to the pen and the camera to chronicle his 621 days of war. 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 assails his government's folly for engaging in a campaign that has been widely dubbed "the Soviet Vietnam."
"Synopsis" by , Vladislav Tamarov was drafted into the Soviet Army and sent to fight in Afghanistan at the age of 19. This photo essay presents a powerful portrait of a traumatic war. It is composed of 621 days of war and 217 days of combat missions secretly recorded by camera and private diary.
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