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Blasts from the past

Education in Afghanistan

During the Taliban rule, which came to an end in late 2001, Afghanistan had schools that taught mostly Islamic subjects to boys, while girls...

Taliban Prisoners of War

Afghanistan's civil war was responsible for the existence of tens of thousands of prisoners captured by the two major parties to the conflict, the...

Ahmad Shah Massoud, the Lion of Panjshir

The late Ahmad Shah Massoud, the Lion of Panjshir, who fought against the Soviet and Taliban armies, remains a cult figure in many parts...
A Russian armored vehicle on the street of Tskhinval, South Ossetia. 2008.

The Battle for Tskhinval

It was not easy to cover the conflict in South Ossetia in 2008, which involved Georgia, Russia and the breakaway Georgian province which has...
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Afghan Refugees

Afghanistan's civil war has displaced millions and created a whole class of impoverished people. A visitor to Afghanistan is particularly struck by the haunting presence...

Communication Problems in Iraq

Communication was the biggest problem for journalists in Iraq shortly after the fall of Saddam Hussein. It is not so much the Arabic language, but the difference in cultures that even the best translators are not able to bridge.
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About Squirrel Patrols in Moscow

Про белочек была очень интересная история в Москве. Как приеду, напишу. There was an interesting story about squirrels in Moscow. I should narrate it...

Travel in Afghanistan

They say there are only good drivers in Afghanistan: all the bad ones are lying at the bottom of mountain gorges. For lack of choice,...
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“Workers’ Demonstrations” in USSR

On the first of May, as well as on other Soviet holidays that required universal shows of loyalty, factory and office workers, government employees,...
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Boy Soldiers

Afghanistan's adults unanimously say they are tired of fighting, but their children seem to enjoy the numerous paraphernalia of war, from tanks to heavy...

Rooster Fights in Afghanistan

Afghan men and boys like to watch fights between roosters.Well, maybe women and girls would love them too, but who will let them?

The Cook that Killed ‘Em All

The little person standing on the porch of the prison cell of the Do-Ab detention center for Taliban POWs with his long-bearded friend once...
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The First Days in Afghanistan (2001)

The final stages of Afghanistan's civil war and the United States' involvement in the conflict attracted hundreds of journalists from all over the world....

Stalin and Dow Jones

Once upon a time a TASS night-time editor picked up a ringing phone and - lo and behold - there was Stalin's voice on...

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