Soviet troops riding on top of an armoured personnel carrier in the actual war Afghanistan in 1988. Photo: Reuters

‘Dirt and filth’: Russians attack ‘unpatriotic’ film about Red Army withdrawal from Afghanistan

  • Action-packed ‘Leaving Afghanistan’ is about a group of soldiers on a mission to save a general’s son, but it left officials and veterans of the conflict cold
  • One veterans group wrote to President Vladimir Putin asking him to ban the film because it would harm Russia’s image
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Soviet troops riding on top of an armoured personnel carrier in the actual war Afghanistan in 1988. Photo: Reuters
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