As a former ambassador to Moscow, Rodric Braithwaite brings unique insights to the Soviet War in Afghanistan. The story has been distorted not only by Cold War propaganda but also by the myths of the nineteenth century Great Game. It moves from high politics of the Kremlin to the lonely Russian conscripts in isolated mountain outposts. The parallels with Afghanistan today speak for themselves.
Rodric Braithwaite is basing his account in Afghansty on Russian sources and interviews - showing the war through the eyes of the Russians themselves; politicians, officers, soldiers, advisers, journalists and women.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 03 / 2012
- 198 x 129mm