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Soviet Troops Withdrawal from Afghanistan

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A Soviet soldier puts his arm on the tubes of a MI 24 helicopter's machine gun, at the Soviet military airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, 8 February 1989. Some Soviet troops still remain at Kabul Airport, their mission, apparently, to guard it until the Sovie
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A Soviet soldier puts his arm on the tubes of a MI 24 helicopter's machine gun, at the Soviet military airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, 8 February 1989. Some Soviet troops still remain at Kabul Airport, their mission, apparently, to guard it until the Sovie

The last Soviet to leave Afghanistan, Lieutenant General Boris Gromov, left, with his son Maxin, at the bridge over the Amy Darya River, at Termez, Uzbekistan on February 15, 1989 . The Soviet Commander had crossed from the Afghan town of Khairaton. (AP P
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The last Soviet to leave Afghanistan, Lieutenant General Boris Gromov, left, with his son Maxin, at the bridge over the Amy Darya River, at Termez, Uzbekistan on February 15, 1989 . The Soviet Commander had crossed from the Afghan town of Khairaton. (AP P

A smile and a wave from a happy Soviet soldier, as his armored convoy makes its way back to the Soviet Union along a north Afghanistan highway in this Sunday, Feb. 7, 1989, file photo. The Soviet Union lost some 15,000 soldiers in the war, which began in
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A smile and a wave from a happy Soviet soldier, as his armored convoy makes its way back to the Soviet Union along a north Afghanistan highway in this Sunday, Feb. 7, 1989, file photo. The Soviet Union lost some 15,000 soldiers in the war, which began in

Afghanistan civilians bid farewell to departing Soviet troops in Shindand, Afghanistan October 17, 1986.
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Afghanistan civilians bid farewell to departing Soviet troops in Shindand, Afghanistan October 17, 1986.

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