Soviet Soldier Found After 33 Years MIA: Missing In Afghanistan

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Robert Nickelsberg

An Afghan soldier hands a Soviet flag in solidarity to a departing soldier on the first day of the Soviet army's withdrawal from Afghanistan. May, 1988.

A former Soviet soldier has been discovered hiding in Afghanistan under an assumed identity 33 years after going missing.

Bakhretdin Khakimov disappeared during the first months of the nine-year war that was sparked when Soviet tanks rolled into Afghanistan in late 1979.

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