Photos Soviet-Afghan War 1979-1989

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On a Russian site, this was captioned as "Mujahedeen crossing a river using inflated goat skins" ca. 1980

I'm not sure if that's the case, though. These men don't seem to have the typical beards for Afghans.

Moderizers, please delete if I'm way off base with this.
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On a Russian site, this was captioned as "Mujahedeen crossing a river using inflated goat skins" ca. 1980

I'm not sure if that's the case, though. These men don't seem to have the typical beards for Afghans.

Moderizers, please delete if I'm way off base with this.
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It's true enough @NebrHogger. It's captioned "Kunar province, 1980. Armed mujahideen carry animal skins to use as inflatable buoys to cross rapids" The photographer is a Steve McCurry, an excellent camera man. This image is in his book: https://www.taschen.com/pages/en/catalogue/photography/all/05326/facts.steve_mccurry_afghanistan.htm
 
SpetsNaz disguised as Mujahideen in Afghanistan. KIA in Grozny 1996
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Rodkin was an instructor for the Afghan Army for two years (1984-1986), after which he returned to the USSR and after the collapse of the country became the commander of the Kurgan SOBR. On March 6 1996, Ichkerian militants attacked the checkpoints of the federal forces in the vicinity of Grozny, the police officers and the commandant's office there needed support. Rodkin and his fighters went to help on BMPs and at the checkpoint-22 were caught in the crossfire of the militants. The personnel did not suffer losses thanks to Rodkin's timely command to dismount. At the same time, the commander found out that the Perm SOBR, which was fighting nearby, was having many wounded. After that, part of the Kurgan SOBR fighters remained with the wounded behind the cover of BMPs, while the commander himself and several of his fighters continued their journey in another armoured carrier to the trapped Perm SOBR. Rodkin planned to help them first, and then move out to the Minutka Square and pick up more wounded at the checkpoint-6. At the entrance to the Permians, the armoured carrier was hit by RPGs, the soldiers sitting on the armour received serious shrapnel wounds. Despite multiple injuries, Lieutenant Colonel Yevgeny Rodkin and his fighters continued to fight for another four hours. During this time, the commander himself and two other officers of the SOBR were killed. Posthumously awarded the title of Hero of Russia and the Order of Courage. He also had the Order of the Red Star and the Order "For Bravery", received for his work in Afghanistan.
 
had Mujahedeen shot down Soviet jet and hind by SA-7,HN-5,Blowpine?
 
had Mujahedeen shot down Soviet jet and hind by SA-7,HN-5,Blowpine?
it is difficult to say what type of aircraft was shot down by what type of MANPADS.
But SA-7(mostly its chinese copy)was most common,and Stinger was the most modern
Also soviets captured at least 12 of Blowpipe
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Soviet soldiers and captured Blowpipe,circa 86
 

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