Vladyslav Besedovskyy, "Uniforms and History of the Soviet Airborne in Afghanistan" (Safar, 2023)


The central focus of Vladyslav Besedovskyy's book Uniforms and History of the Soviet Airborne in Afghanistan (Safar, 2023) is a massive collection of high-quality photographs that illustrate the progression of the conflict. It tracks the development and application of Soviet russian military uniforms and equipment from 1979 to 1989. Accompanying texts narrate the soldiers’ lives in relation to the broader history of the 40th Army. The book covers the following topics:

--Conscription and basic training
--Invasion of Afghanistan
--Mounted and dismounted operations
--Notable operations

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