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Soviets Will See Afghan War Movie

January 08, 1988|From Reuters

MOSCOW — The first Soviet feature film about Afghanistan will be shown in Soviet cinemas shortly, the Moscow evening newspaper Vechernyaya Moskva reported Thursday.

The film, titled "Shuravi"--the nickname given to Soviet troops in Afghanistan--is about a young Soviet soldier who was captured by Afghan rebels, tortured and eventually escaped, the paper added.

"Nikolai emerges from all these difficult situations with honor, remaining true to his soldier's oath to his motherland," it said.

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