A convoy of Soviet Army armoured personal vehicles cross a bridge in Termez, 21 May 1988 at Soviet-Afghan border, during the withdrawal of the Red Army from Afghanistan. The Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in December 1979 to shore up the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul and maintained more than 100,000 troops in the country until completing their phased withdrawal in 1989. (Photo by VITALY ARMAND / AFP) (Photo credit should read VITALY ARMAND/AFP/Getty Images)