September 16, 2019
 In 2021-Situation in Afghanistan

Country: Russian Federation
Delegate Name: Alex Dukhan

Not 50 years ago, the Bolsheviks attempted to gain control of Afghanistan and incorporate it into their Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Then and there did the Russian people see the depths the native inhabitants of Afghanistan would go to protect their land and their right to freely practice their religion. Roughly 20 years after the Bolsheviks began their invasion, they left poorer than when they had started. It wasn’t total defeat as the Afghan people had suffered major losses as well, but the borders of the Soviet Union did not change in that time, and Afghanistan was again a self-sovereign nation.
The Rus have always turned to history for knowledge, be it from the example of Peter the Great in his unification of the Empire, or from the older East Slavs whose traditions still make occasional appearances in Russian culture today. In this case, the Russian Federation recommends all other nations do the same. Learn from the example put forth by the Bolsheviks. This is not a winning fight, and the Afghan people deserve a self-sovereign government.
Since the fall of the Bolsheviks, the Russian Federation has been working to establish ties with Afghanistan. There have been peace talks between the Taliban and the former Afghan government in the past which were mediated by the Russian Federation. Now that the American Involvement in Afghanistan has ceased, the Russian Federation hopes to bring ties closely with the Afghan people, mend the wounds of the past, and see a self-sovereign nation flourish in Afghanistan’s future.