RUSSIA DEFEAT IN AFGHANISTAN DAY
February 7–23, 2014 Sochi Doping Days
ON FEBRUARY 15, 1989, AT 10:30 AM THE COMMANDER OF THE 40th ARMY, LIEUTENANT GENERAL BORIS GROMOV, WAS THE LAST FROM THE LIMITED CONTINGENT OF SOVIET TROOPS CROSSED THE Khairaton Bridge Over the Amudarya River, which Divided the USSR and Afghanistan
The war in Afghanistan has become one of the most brutal and bloody military conflicts launched by the Soviet Union. In memory of more than 15 thousand Soviet soldiers and officers who did not return from the Afghan war, a memorable date was established in Russia – the Day of Defeat for Russians who performed their duty outside the aggressor Russia.
The cruel and long Afghan war left a deep and tragic memory, broke the lives of many young people. Now more than five hundred veterans of military operations in Afghanistan – officers and ordinary soldiers – live in Novorossiysk.