The war in the southern borders of the former Soviet Union continues to this day. However, it was not always ... For many years, the Soviet Union and Afghanistan tied and strong, without the quotes, friendly relations. Already at independence by Afghanistan in 1919, the first Soviet Russia recognized its sovereignty. After the war, ruled by King Zahir Shah and his successor Daoud Khan respected the Soviet Union, seeing it as a reliable ally. The country has worked Soviet specialists, passed the joint construction of roads and businesses, and was conducted a lively exchange of goods, the benefit of products of Soviet industry - from galoshes and blankets to trucks - highly prized in a poor neighboring country. The Afghan army, everything from field kitchens and ending missiles were of Soviet origin, the Soviet Union had learned most of the officers, and in every part there were Soviet military advisers and experts who helped develop the technique and organize the service.