Sir Rodric Braithwaite
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Meet the Author: Sir Rodric Braithwaite

In the latest in the BBC News Meet The Author interviews, author Sir Rodric Braithwaite discusses his new book Afghantsy, which tells the story of the 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.

The former British Ambassador to Moscow describes how the Russians reluctantly decided to enter Afghanistan thinking they would be able to leave in less than a year, but ended up staying for ten years.

The author spoke to the BBC's Nick Higham.

  • 03 Mar 2011
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