A Veteran Looks at His Country's New War
This time the veteran is Russian, a veteran of the Soviet war in Afghanistan.
"Every soldier who was there thought about life and death," Vladimir recalls. "We all thought we might not make it out alive. I felt such a need to leave something of me behind on this Earth. So I began writing songs.No matter the flag or the language, war is the failure of political leaders.
"The main lesson of Afghanistan is that politicians should think twice before getting involved in a military conflict. War is always bad. It shows the weakness of politicians."\