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INFORMATION REGARDING ADVISERS, SPECIALISTS, INTERPRETERS, AND EXTENDED SERVICEMEN WHO DIED OR WERE WOUNDED IN THE PERIOD FROM 1980 TO 1987

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    Informational graphs of the number of advisers, specialists, interpreters, and extended servicemen who died or were wounded during 1980-1987.
    "Information regarding advisers, specialists, interpreters, and extended servicemen who died or were wounded in the period from 1980 to 1987 ," 1999, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, Kononenko, “Shuravi: Vospominaniya voyennogo sovetnika”, Volgograd, 1999, p. 83 https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/113131
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Kononenko, “Shuravi: Vospominaniya voyennogo sovetnika”, Volgograd, 1999, p. 83

INFORMATION
regarding advisers, specialists, interpreters, and extended servicemen who died or were wounded in the period from 1980 to 1987

Year Died Wounded
Total Advisers Interpreters Extended Servicemen Total Advisers Interpreters Extended Servicemen
1980 18 12 5 1 19 16 2 1
1981 23 14 6 3 53 39 10 4
1982 12 8 2 2 50 41 4 5
1983 26 21 3 2 81 65 12 4
1984 26 19 2 5 53 37 11 5
1985 14 13 1 5 139 94 13 32
1986 30 19 3 8 129 81 18 30
1987 57 9 1 6 101 54 15 32
Total 180 115 23 32 625 427 85 113

Chief of the Personnel Section
Of the Chief Military Adviser's
Staff of the VEhRA
Colonel Yu. Ryazantsev

[Translator's note: The expansion VehRA is unknown but “RA” presumably stands for “Republic of Afghanistan”; “VEh” may be a corruption of “VS” – Armed Forces (of)]

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Table 108
Kinds of losses Total Including
Ground Forces KGB MVD Other ministries and agencies
Died in battle Number
% of losses 9511
65.81 8984
64.95 499
87.24 28
100
Died of wounds Number
% of losses 2386
16.51 2337
16.89 49
8.57
Total of combat losses Number
% of losses 11897
82.32 11321
81.84 548
95.80 28
100
Died in accidents, crashes, mishaps, suicide, etc. Number
% of losses 1739
12.03 1708
12.35 11
1.92 20
100
Died of illness Number
% of losses 817
5.65 804
5.81 13
2.27
Total non-combat losses Number
% of losses 2556
17.68 2512
18.16 24
4.20 20
100

Total irrecoverable losses Number
% of losses 14453
100 13833
100 572
100 28
100 20
100
Average monthly irrecoverable losses Number
% of losses 131
0.91 126
0.91 5
0.87 -
- -
-
Including those who died:
generals Number
% of losses 4
0.03 4
0.03
officers Number
% of losses 2129
14.73 1975
14.28 129
22.55 25
89.29
sergeants and soldiers Number
% of losses 11549
79.91 11120
80.39 427
74.65 2
7.14
blue- and white-collar workers Number
% of losses 139
0.96 118
0.85 -
- 1
3.57 20
100


Note. Among the 190 military advisers killed were 145 officers.

[Translator's note: “Irrecoverable losses” are a total of those killed and missing]

Table 109

Types of losses and the outcome of treatment Number %
Wounded, bruised, injured
including:
returned to duty
discharged for reasons of health
died*
fell ill
including:
returned to duty
discharged for reasons of health
died* 53753

44056
7311

2386
415932

411015
4343

574 100

8196
13.60

4.44
100

96.82
1.04

0.14
Total medical losses
Including:
returned to duty
discharged for health reasons
died*
Average monthly medical losses
Including wounded, bruised, injured, and those who fell ill:
officers and warrant
officers
sergeants and soldiers
blue- and white-collar workers 469685

455071
11654

2960
4269

10287

447493
11905 100

96.89
2.48

0.63
0.91

2.19

95.28
2.53

* Included in the number of irrecoverable losses.

Table 110

Stages of combat activity and their length Irrecoverable losses Medical losses Total
Number % Number % Number %
First (December 1979-February 1980) 2 months All losses

Monthly average
243

121 1.76

0.88 5306

2653 1.14

0.57 5549

2774 1.15

0.58
Second (March 1980 –
April 1985)
62 months All
losses

Monthly average 8945

144 64.66

1.04 226649

3656 48.59

0.78 235594

3800 49.06

0.79
Third (May 1985 –
December 1986)
20 months All losses

Monthly average 2700

135 19.52

0.98 114861

5743 24.63

1.23 117561

5878 24.48

1.22
Fourth (January 1987- February 1989)
26 months All losses

Monthly average 1945

75 14.06

0.54 119609

4600 25.64

0.99 121554

4676 25.31

0.97
Total for 110 months All losses

Monthly average 13833

126 100

0.91 466425

4240 100

0.91 480258

4366 100

0.91