Russian soldier found after 33 years

Middle East Times
Wednesday 6th March, 2013

A Russian soldier who was deemed missing in action during the 1980 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan has been found, a Moscow-based search organization said. The former Red Army soldier, Bakhredtin Khakimov, whose new name is Sheikh Abdullah, now works in Afghanistan’s Shinand District as a traditional healer, CNN reported Wednesday. “He received a heavy wound to the head in the course of a battle in Shanind district in September 1980 when he was picked up by local residents. He now leads a semi-nomadic life with the people who sheltered him,” said the Warriors-Internationalists Affairs Committ…

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