Afgantsy: The Russians in Afghanistan, 1979-89. Rodric by Rodric Braithwaite PDF

By Rodric Braithwaite

ISBN-10: 1846680549

ISBN-13: 9781846680540

In a well timed and eye-opening publication Rodric Braithwaite examines the Russian event in that almost all contemporary struggle in Afghanistan (after Alexander's conquests and the various British imperial wars and skirmishes). principally basing his account on Russian resources and interviews he exhibits the warfare in the course of the eyes of the Russians themselves - politicians, officials, squaddies, advisers, journalist, girls. As former ambassador to Moscow, Rodric Braithwaite brings particular insights to the Soviet battle in Afghanistan. the tale has been distorted not just by means of chilly warfare propaganda but additionally through the myths of the 19th century nice online game. It strikes from the excessive politics of the Kremlin to the lonely Russian conscripts in remoted mountain outposts. The parallels with Afghanistan this day communicate for themselves. 'A exceptional success of narrative historical past, delicate writing and intriguing clean research': so wrote Simon Sebag Montefiore approximately Rodric Braithwaite's bestseller Moscow 1941. yet these phrases, and so forth of compliment that got it, may both observe to his new booklet.

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While there are 90 Egyptian royal pyramids, Nubia has about 180. The Nubians were reviving a long-lost custom—the last Egyptian royal pyramid was finished in 1525 bce, 800 years before the first Nubian one. The best preserved Axumite remains are stelae, tall carved stones marking royal and noble graves. These were up to 100 ft (30 m) high and were carved to represent tall buildings with doors, windows, and the ends of wooden beams. This stela marks the grave of King Ezana (ruled about 321–360 ce), the first Axumite ruler to become a Christian.

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