Afghan museum seeks to remember, not glorify, horrors of war against Soviet Union

April 23, 2015 6:18 AM

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Afghan museum seeks to remember, not glorify, horrors of war against Soviet Union

In this Sunday, April 12, 2015 photo, tour guide Sayed Hassan, looks at statues depicting a "Mujahideen" gathering, at the Jihad Museum, in Herat city, west of capital Kabul, Afghanistan. Despite being an obvious homage to victory over the Soviet Union, the museum’s creators say it does not seek to glorify war. The goal, they insist, is to preserve the memories of sacrifice and cruelty so future generations can avoid the painful mistakes of their forefathers. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini) (The Associated Press)

This Sunday, April 12, 2015 photo, shows statues depicting civilian casualties of clashes between the Soviet army and Mujahideen, at the Jihad Museum in Herat city, west of capital Kabul, Afghanistan. Despite being an obvious homage to victory over the Soviet Union, the museum’s creators say it does...

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