We did not see it even in Afghanistan
By Lieutenant Colonel Igor Anatolevich Zhdarkin
These recollections will be published as part of a collection of memoirs, in the series, “Oral history of forgotten wars.”
They contain information little known not only to the broader public but also even to professional military historians.
And the difficult battles, of which the author was a direct participant (at that time as a lieutenant and interpreter), sharply changed the geopolitical situation of at least three states –
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These recollections consist of three parts – a diary, which the author kept from October 10 to December 3, 1987; notebooks of radiograms which he kept from October 9 to December 27, 1987 (both items compiled in his capacity as military interpreter of the twenty first FAPLA brigade) ; and also his own oral narratives. The English edition of these memoirs will consist only two parts – a diary of the combat period and oral narratives.