Missing Soviet soldier found living in Afghanistan

ABC Australia
Tuesday 5th March, 2013

Afghanistan A Soviet soldier reported missing in action during fighting in Afghanistan 33 years ago has reportedly been found living as a local healer in the province of Herat.The soldier, who was rescued by Afghans after being wounded in the first months after the Soviet Union’s invasion in 1979, was tracked down by a Moscow-based group of war veterans.A native of the former Soviet Central Asian state of Uzbekistan, he now goes by the name of Sheikh Abdullah and has adopted the local dress and profession of the healer who nursed him back to health.The deputy head of the Afghan war veterans’…

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