The Russian bibliography has been very lucky with publications devoted to Afghanistan. Few countries in the world have been written about as much as this country. Orientalists, conflict scientists, economists, diplomats, military personnel, art historians, intelligence officers, writers, and journalists devoted their works to Afghanistan.
It would seem that our southern neighbor, which has long been considered the" soft underbelly " of Russia, is described and studied comprehensively and thoroughly. But the appearance of M. A. Konarovsky "The Road in seven thousand Days" (Moscow region, Korolev, Publishing House "Arctic 4D", 2015, 460 p.) is a significant phenomenon in our Oriental literature.
The book about Afghanistan, its history and modernity, people and traditions, relations with our country and the rest of the world sheds light on little-known details of events in different years, helps to delve deeper into the motives of historical figures who played a significant role in the formation and development of Soviet-Afghan and Russian-Afghan relations.
Mikhail Konarovsky, the author of the book, is a prominent Soviet and Russian diplomat, an Oriental historian, and a member of the Writers ' Union.He has lived and worked in this country for almost 20 years. He was and continues to be engaged in the Afghan problem.
While still studying at the Institute of Oriental Languages at Moscow State University, M. A. Konarovsky went as a translator to the construction of a gas pipeline in the Afghan North, worked in Shibirgan and Mazar-I-Sharif. Then he headed Russian language courses in Kabul from the Union of Soviet Societies for Friendship and Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries (SSOD). Then - the diplomatic service: he passed all its stages-from the translator of the diplomatic mission to the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. He also led our diplomatic missions in Sri Lanka and Croatia. For several years, ... Читать далее