Soviet soldier found in Afghanistan 33 years after going missing3/6/2013
Comrade Bakhretdin Khakimov, nice to have tracked you down after 33 years. The Soviet soldier was wounded in battle in 1980 just months after the invasion of Afghanistan, and rescued by local Afghans. He now goes by the name Sheikh Abdullah and has been living as a semi-nomadic practitioner of herbal medicine. The ex-Soviet veterans' committee who found him say he has a shaking hand and shoulder, and a nervous tic (both relics of war), and speaks Russian very poorly — but well enough to give his former place of residence in Uzbekistan and the names of his relatives. [Newser]
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Are you surprised he stayed in Afghanistan?