Afghanistan 1979-1989

On a cold day on December 12, 1979, a narrow circle of members of the Politburo of the CPSU Central Committee discussed the situation in country "A". This is exactly what Afghanistan was called in the party documents of that time for the purpose of conspiracy. After lengthy hesitation, four people (Leonid Brezhnev, Yuri Andropov, Andrei Gromyko, Dmitry Ustinov) made the fateful decision to send Soviet troops into Afghanistan. Thus began the Afghan campaign - the first and only military operation conducted by the Soviet Union outside the Warsaw Pact countries, which became the longest and most "forgotten" war in Soviet history ...


Country: Russia