October 22, 2021

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Russia sees dialogue opportunity with Taliban decades after its own messy Afghanistan exit

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As the United States continues to manage the fallout from its withdrawal from Afghanistan, in Moscow there’s a sense of deja vu. Russia’s departure after the Soviet war there led to a protracted period of chaos and civil war, which culminated with the U.S. invasion in 2001. But Russian veterans see some essential differences between both withdrawals. Special correspondent Stuart Smith reports.

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