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Zinky Boys: Soviet Voices from the Afghanistan War Zinky Boys: Soviet Voices from the Afghanistan War by Svetlana Alexievich
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“Fear is more human than bravery, you’re scared and you’re sorry, at least for yourself, but you force your fear back into your subconscious.”
Svetlana Alexievich, Zinky Boys: Soviet Voices from the Afghanistan War
“الضمير هو ترف بالنسبة الى جندي”
Svetlana Alexievich, Zinky Boys: Soviet Voices from the Afghanistan War
“الرجال يقاتلون في الحرب، أما النساء فبعدها”
Svetlana Alexievich, Zinky Boys: Soviet Voices from the Afghanistan War
“Well, I admit it. I had the greatest respect for the Afghan people, even while I was shooting and killing them. I still do. You could even say I love them. I like their songs and prayers, as peaceful and timeless as their mountains.”
Svetlana Alexievich, Zinky Boys: Soviet Voices from the Afghanistan War
“Dreptul omului de a nu ucide. De a nu învața să ucidă. Neînscris în nicio constituție.”
Svetlana Alexievich, Zinky Boys: Soviet Voices from the Afghanistan War
“ان ماينقذ الإنسان في الحرب هو تشتت وتبدد وعيه”
Svetlana Alexievich, Zinky Boys: Soviet Voices from the Afghanistan War
“A soldier must be like a bullet, constantly ready to be fired.’ I learnt that by heart. You go to war in order to kill. Killing is my profession — that’s what I was trained to do.”
Svetlana Alexievich, Zinky Boys: Soviet Voices from the Afghanistan War
“I accepted the official line so completely that even now, after all I’ve read and heard, I still have a minute hope that our lives weren’t entirely wasted. It’s the self-preservation instinct at work.”
Svetlana Alexievich, Zinky Boys: Soviet Voices from the Afghanistan War
“Nu trebuie să inventez nimic. Pretutindeni în jur sunt fragmente de cărți esențiale. În fiecare om.”
Svetlana Alexievich, Zinky Boys: Soviet Voices from the Afghanistan War
“We don’t need anything. Just listen to us and try to understand. Society is good at doing things, ‘giving’ medical help, pensions, flats. But all this so-called giving has been paid for in very expensive currency. Our blood.”
Svetlana Alexievich, Zinky Boys: Soviet Voices from the Afghanistan War
“We were told that this was a just war, that we were helping the Afghan people to put an end to feudalism and build a wonderful socialist society.”
Svetlana Alexievich, Zinky Boys: Soviet Voices from the Afghanistan War
“Yur Karyakin once wrote: ‘We should not judge a man’s life by his perception of himself. Such a perception may be tragically inadequate.’ And I read something in Kafka to the effect that man was irretrievably lost within himself.”
Svetlana Alexievich, Zinky Boys: Soviet Voices from the Afghanistan War
“still remember the way a twenty-year-old shouted, ‘I don’t want to hear about any political mistakes! I just don’t want to! Give me my two legs back if it was all a mistake.”
Svetlana Alexievich, Zinky Boys: Soviet Voices from the Afghanistan War
“A te gândi la moarte e ca și cum te-ai gândi la viitor. Atunci când te gândești la ea și când o vezi, se petrece ceva cu timpul. Pe lângă teama de moarte există și atracția ei...”
Svetlana Alexievich, Zinky Boys: Soviet Voices from the Afghanistan War
tags: death
“Life was full of adventure: I learnt the smell of danger — I’ve got a sixth sense for it now. We’re homesick for it, some of us; it’s called the ‘Afghan syndrome’.”
Svetlana Alexievich, Zinky Boys: Soviet Voices from the Afghanistan War
“They were told they were on a holy mission and that their country would remember them. Now people turn away and try to forget the war, especially those who sent us there in the first place.”
Svetlana Alexievich, Zinky Boys: Soviet Voices from the Afghanistan War
“Fear is more human than bravery, you're scared and you're sorry, at least for yourself, but you force your fear back into your subconscious. And you try not to think that you may end up lying here, thousands of miles from home. There are men flying around in space but down here we go on killing each other as we have done for a thousand years, with bullets, knives and stones.”
Svetlana Alexievich, Zinky Boys: Soviet Voices from the Afghanistan War
“What colour is a scream? What does it taste like? What is the colour of blood? Red in hospital, grey on dry sand and bright blue on stone, in the evening when it's all dried out. Blood spills as quickly from a seriously injured person as liquid from a broken jar . . . his life flickers out, only the eyes shine bright and stare past you, stubbornly until the very end.

Everything's been paid for. By us. And in full.”
Svetlana Alexievich, Zinky Boys: Soviet Voices from the Afghanistan War
“سيقتلونك هناك ليس من أجل الوطن ، سيقتلونك لسبب مجهول ..
هكذا بلا سبب، هل يمكن ان يرسل الوطن خيرة أبنائه إلى الهلاك بلا فكرة عظيمة ؟”
Svetlana Alexievich, Zinky Boys: Soviet Voices from the Afghanistan War
tags: facts
“الحقيقة رهيبة جداً، ولن تكون هناك حقيقة، ولا يحتاجها أحد. لا أنتم الذين بقيتم هنا، ولا نحن الذين كنا هناك......”
Svetlana Alexievich, Zinky Boys: Soviet Voices from the Afghanistan War
“Nejčastěji jsme vzpomínali na ty, po nichž tu zůstaly děti. Ty budou vyrůstat jako sirotci. Bez otce. No a ti, co je neměli? Jejich děvčata si najdou nového ženicha a matky vychovají nové syny. Všechno se pořád opakuje.”
Svetlana Alexievich, Zinky Boys: Soviet Voices from the Afghanistan War
tags: czech
“Proč osmnáctiletí, devatenáctiletí kluci zabíjejí snáz než dejme tomu třicetiletí? Necítí lítost.”
Svetlana Alexievich, Zinky Boys: Soviet Voices from the Afghanistan War
tags: czech
“Zabíjet je hrozné a nepříjemné. Velmi brzy si však začínáte uvědomovat, že zabíjet zblízka je hrozné a nepříjemné, ale když je vás víc a jste všichni spolu pohromadě, stává se z toho zápal, někdy jsem viděl, že je to dokonce i zábava. V době míru stojí zbraně srovnané v pyramidě, každá pyramida je na zvláštní zámek, sklad zbraní je zajištěn alarmem. Ale tady máte zbraň neustále u sebe, zvyknete si na ni.”
Svetlana Alexievich, Zinky Boys: Soviet Voices from the Afghanistan War
tags: czech
“Vodka… Knihy a vodka. V tom je zakopaný tajemství ruský duše, v tom hledejte základ ruskýho patriotismu.”
Svetlana Alexievich, Zinky Boys: Soviet Voices from the Afghanistan War
tags: czech
“vydala knihu Zinkoví chlapci, v níž se odvážila říct strašnou, duši drásající pravdu o válce v Afghánistánu.”
Svetlana Alexievich, Zinky Boys: Soviet Voices from the Afghanistan War
tags: czech
“vydala knihu Zinkoví chlapci, v níž se odvážila říct strašnou, duši drásající pravdu o válce v Afghánistánu. Spisovatelka považující si osobní statečnosti vojáků a důstojníků, poslaných brežněvovským vedením KSSS bojovat do cizí, do té doby spřátelené země, upřímně sdílí zármutek matek, jejichž synové padli v afghánských horách, a zároveň v této knize nekompromisně odhaluje všechny pokusy heroizovat hanebnou afghánskou válku, snahy romantizovat si ji, vyvrací lživý patos a heroické nadšení.”
Svetlana Alexievich, Zinky Boys: Soviet Voices from the Afghanistan War
tags: czech
“po několika letech od doby, kdy kniha Zinkoví chlapci vyšla tiskem u nás i ve světě!), vyvolávají soudní proces pro „urážku na cti a důstojnosti“ afghánských veteránů, těch chlapců, o nichž s takovým pochopením, soucitem a účastenstvím, s takovou bolestí v srdci napsala Světlana Alexijevičová.”
Svetlana Alexievich, Zinky Boys: Soviet Voices from the Afghanistan War
tags: czech
“Každá stránka Zinkových chlapců volá: lidé, nedopusťte, aby se tento krvavý zlý sen opakoval!”
Svetlana Alexievich, Zinky Boys: Soviet Voices from the Afghanistan War
tags: czech
“Světlana Alexijevičová sepsala v koncentrované podobě to nejhorší, co se v Afghánu dělo, a žádná matka nedokáže uvěřit, že něčeho takového by její syn byl schopen. Řeknu ale víc! To, co se v knize popisuje, jsou ve srovnání s tím, co se děje v každé válce, jen dětské hry a to vám poctivě potvrdí každý, kdo v Afghánistánu opravdu bojoval.”
Svetlana Alexievich, Zinky Boys: Soviet Voices from the Afghanistan War
tags: czech
“Měla Světlana Alexijevičová psát o hrůzách války? Ano! A má se matka zastat svého syna? Ano! No a mají se afghánští veteráni zastat svých kamarádů? Taky ano!”
Svetlana Alexievich, Zinky Boys: Soviet Voices from the Afghanistan War
tags: czech

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