IV Конгресс "Польша-Россия: долгий след "короткого" ХХ века" (Краков, 26-27 мая 2014 г.) (обзор научного мероприятия) - See more at: http://www.nlobooks.ru/node/5762#sthash.4TqxueBW.dpuf
The article considers the phenomenon of nostalgia for the late Soviet times. The author presents the results of his observations over the nostalgia segment of the Russian blogosphere. The article is based on the concepts of the past, collective memory and nostalgia, which have been worked out by M. Halbwachs, D. Lowenthal and S. Boym.
The Soviet-Afghan war was one of the bloodiest conflicts of the Cold War. Afghanistan was not only the battlefield of the Soviet-American system competition, but was also a place of more or less violent Encounter between "modern" Soviets and "backward" Afghans.