Inside the Soviet Militaryby Carey Schofield
Given unprecedented access by the Soviet top brass to military facilities & personnel, the author spent two years traveling from Leningrad in the west to Vladivostok in the east, from the Arctic Circle in the far north to the deserts of Central Asia in the south. This book is an exercise in glasnost & a landmark in East-West relations. All aspects of military life are covered, from the organ. of the forces to the morale of the officer corps, from the daily life of the ordinary conscript to the special operations of the elite paratroopers & Spetsnaz. Looks at issues of conscription, training, career progression, & the legacy of Afghanistan. 250 full-color photos.
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