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March 15, 1991 | RUBEN CASTANEDA, THE WASHINGTON POST
Anatoli Mysikov is 6,000 miles from home, staying in Washington with strangers who do not speak his language and struggling through daily physical therapy in an effort to break habits he has had most of his adult life. The 29-year-old Russian is essentially learning how to walk again. And he couldn't be happier--or more grateful to the American who made it all happen. Mysikov was a soldier in the Soviet army in Afghanistan in 1982 when he lost his right leg above the knee to mortar fire.
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March 15, 1991 | RUBEN CASTANEDA, THE WASHINGTON POST
Anatoli Mysikov is 6,000 miles from home, staying in Washington with strangers who do not speak his language and struggling through daily physical therapy in an effort to break habits he has had most of his adult life. The 29-year-old Russian is essentially learning how to walk again. And he couldn't be happier--or more grateful to the American who made it all happen. Mysikov was a soldier in the Soviet army in Afghanistan in 1982 when he lost his right leg above the knee to mortar fire.
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