Оn the question to mode of soviet soldiers’ life during soviet-afgan war of 1979-1989.

  • Volodymyr Siropol
  • Dmytro Ostrovyk
Keywords: Afghan War, mode of life, usualness, dugout, shelter, tent, nourishment, hygiene, oral testimony, memoirs

Abstract

In this paper, based on oral testimonies and memoirs the authors made an attempt to disclose the conditions of fi ghting mode of life and usualness during the Afghan war of 1979-1989 as one of the factors that had a great infl uence on shaping the fi ghting qualities of Soviet soldiers. In particular, has been studied the system of soldiers’ nourishment during the military campaign as a whole, which depended on a number of factors that are based primarily on features of climate and geography: mountains, stony terrain and dense sand, making it diffi cult to transport supplies. Delivery of products was determined once a month, in the form of dry rations. Meanwhile, catering of Soviet troops could depend on a certain part of territorial location, connection to Afghanistan, which was one of the features of soldiers’ «Afghans» life equipping. The article also states that living conditions have been formed by soldiers themselves, who in addition at least depended on the leading staff in the fi eld.

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Published
2017-09-02
How to Cite
Siropol, V., & Ostrovyk, D. (2017). Оn the question to mode of soviet soldiers’ life during soviet-afgan war of 1979-1989. Scientific Notes on Ukrainian History, (36), 85-93. Retrieved from https://snouh.com/index.php/journal/article/view/184
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PART І. HISTORY OF UKRAINE