Matulaitis had referred to one of the Brezhnev-era USSR's highest-profile protests--the self-immolation of a student named Romas Kalanta--and earned the KGB's wrath for spreading "anti-Soviet
rumors." (1) He changed his story during his "chat" with the KGB, saying that he had not actually seen the events he described and had really missed work because he got home late and overslept.
I was a reporter in Afghanistan when there was no ISIS or Taliban just an American-aligned and supported anti-Soviet
Mujahedeen that eventually turned its strategy and guns against Kabul and the West.
And now we have to wonder if something equivalent isn't happening to our own large and glorious not-really-an-empire, the anti-Soviet
constellation of American-led democracies, aka the Atlantic alliance and its related treaties and planetary organizations, aka the West.
Boris Pasternak's novel was deemed "anti-Soviet
" so he risked his life to have six copies sneaked out.
The visceral anti-Soviet
attitudes that prevailed in the American government precluded even meeting with the new set of Soviet leaders.
That month featured a surge in arrests for "anti-Soviet
agitation" as those celebrating Stalin's death came to police attention.
'As soon as the war against the Soviets ended, you withdrew and went home without thinking what your radicalizing of Afghanistan to create an anti-Soviet
narrative would lead to.
He gained popularity with the Mujahideen as Col Imam and had escorted the Afghan fighters through different crossing points between Pakistan and Afghanistan during the time of anti-Soviet
war.Khalid Khawaja, an officer of the Pakistan Air Force, had also served the ISI along with Col Imam during the war and both of them had accompanied British journalist of Pakistani origin Asad Qureshi for reporting on the banned TTP.
The end of October and early November marked a major kerfuffle, which was ignited by Lithuania's best-selling author Ruta Vanagaite, who in her autobiographical book Chicken with the Head of a Baltic Herring (Vista Strimeles Galva), claimed that based on KGB documents, Ramanauskas-Vanagas, the national hero who led the anti-Soviet
resistance movement in southern Lithuania, had signed an agreement of collaboration with the KGB, Russian intelligence of the Soviet era, allegedly collaborated in the Holocaust, and that he was not tortured, but tried to commit suicide when in captivity.
Addressing workers of his party, the Junbish-i-Milli Islami Afghanistan (JMA), the former anti-Soviet
resistance leader questioned the armed rebels what they were fighting for.