'I'd rather have my son than a hero'
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'I'd rather have my son than a hero'

Thirty years after Soviet troops pulled out of Afghanistan, the BBC went to meet the mother of a soldier killed in the disastrous war.

Raisa Alexandrov has turned the family home, in the remote village of Izobilnoye in southern Russia, into a museum in memory of her son.

Correspondent: Steve Rosenberg; Camera/edit: Matt Goddard; Producer: Will Vernon; Assistant Producer: Elizaveta Vereykina

  • 16 Feb 2019
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