Afghan exit: 27 years ago the Soviet troops left the country
Footage exit of Soviet troops from Afghanistan February 15, 1989 - in the photo gallery TASS
27 years ago, ended the war in Afghanistan - February 15, 1989, Soviet troops left the territory of the country, where remained for almost 10 years. During the fighting in that country between 1979 and 1989. It killed about 15 thousand. Soviet troops.
Until 2010, 15 February was celebrated Day of memory of soldiers-internationalists, but the official status of that memorable day had.
Today, February 15th is celebrated Day of memory of Russians who served duty outside the Fatherland. This date is dictated by our history of Afghanistan.
According to the Russian Defense Ministry, all military service in Afghanistan have passed about 620 thousand. Officers, warrant officers, sergeants and soldiers. Of which 546 thous. Were directly involved in the fighting. Irreversible loss of life of the Soviet Armed Forces were 14 453 people.
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