As U.S. war ends, Russia returns to Afghanistan with series of investment projects

By Kevin Sieff, March 22, 2014

To the white-bearded Afghan machinists, it felt like the Cold War era had suddenly returned.

After 25 years of working in a sprawling Soviet-built factory — a vestige of a war and occupation long extinguished — they suddenly spotted a new shipment of gleaming Russian equipment arriving last fall on an 18-wheeler.

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