A good post. Welcome. Russia, unfortunately does have fuzzy feelings towards Afghanistan. Forget about the rout, that they suffered by their last incursion. Its more to do about Heroin. Heroin addicts have increased in RUSSIA. Russia has asked the US Administration, to at least thwart the growing poppy fields which have now reached unprecedented acreage. Lets be fair, the US cannot do anything, for they need the so called hearts and minds of this corrupt and slippery slope called Afghanistan.
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