Afghantsi - 1988 Documentary about the Russians in Afghan.

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http://www.megavideo.com/?d=ZW5ILBYD - Use this link to watch it online.

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ZW5ILBYD - Use this link to download it.


It includes interviews with conscripts, senior officers and families. It is all narrated in english and where Russian is spoken there are subtitles.

If you ignore the comical marching it is very interesting. Particularly the segment which focuses on the outposts where soldiers are sent for 18months without r&r.

*edit*
Just found this on wikipedia
Afghantsi is a 1988 documentary film directed by Peter Kosminsky for Yorkshire Television.

It is based on numerous interviews with Soviet soldiers and officers filmed in Kabul at the end of the Soviet war in Afghanistan.

Kosminsky visited several units of the 103rd Airborne Division, including an outpost on a mountain side overlooking Tajbeg Palace, the headquarters of the 40th Army.

The heroes of the film speak about the hardships of service in Afghanistan, combat experience and the loss of close friends.

Another part of the film is devoted to interviews with veterans of the war that have already returned home, and parents of those who died.
 
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I saw this documentary on one of the BBC channels a few months ago, and found it fascinating. As you say, the segments on the Soviet outposts was particularly interesting - real 'Heart of Darkness' stuff.
 
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Aye, very interesting stuff - but, you can't download if you're not a member, i'd just like to point out. ;)
 
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Just watched it - good stuff. How did they film and document that in 87-88 I just wonder.
"Measure your cloth 7 times because you can cut it only once" - nice proverb...
 
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Squiggers said:
Aye, very interesting stuff - but, you can't download if you're not a member, i'd just like to point out. ;)
My mistake I only included the video to watch it. I've now added the download link in the original post.
 
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para_medic said:
Just watched it - good stuff. How did they film and document that in 87-88 I just wonder.
"Measure your cloth 7 times because you can cut it only once" - nice proverb...
Spin off on this is..as a Pole we have 'Russian' jokes, their the 'Irish' to us... :D ...Definition of a 'russian cut' (generally used in the building trade).."Fukingelll..."I've cut it twice 'n' its still too short"(better in the original Polish)
 
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steer-away said:
Squiggers said:
Aye, very interesting stuff - but, you can't download if you're not a member, i'd just like to point out. ;)
My mistake I only included the video to watch it. I've now added the download link in the original post.
Thanks mate, much appreciated. :D
 

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