By Rodric Braithwaite
In a well timed and eye-opening publication Rodric Braithwaite examines the Russian event in that the majority fresh battle in Afghanistan (after Alexander's conquests and the numerous British imperial wars and skirmishes). principally basing his account on Russian assets and interviews he indicates the conflict in the course of the eyes of the Russians themselves - politicians, officials, infantrymen, advisers, journalist, ladies. As former ambassador to Moscow, Rodric Braithwaite brings targeted insights to the Soviet conflict in Afghanistan. the tale has been distorted not just by way of chilly battle propaganda but in addition via 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 present day communicate for themselves. 'A magnificent success of narrative heritage, delicate writing and fascinating clean research': so wrote Simon Sebag Montefiore approximately Rodric Braithwaite's bestseller Moscow 1941. yet these phrases, etc of compliment that got it, may both follow to his new ebook.