Afghan prisoner (ru. Афганский арестант) is a book by the Russian traveler Viktor Pinchuk, who traveled to several continents, practicing the methods of hobo tourism. The literary work in the travel memoirs genre describes the author’s Afghan expedition, the route of which included seven Asian countries, where the priority was to visit Afghanistan. Temporary residence in a Pashtun family — the result of a casual street acquaintance with a simple guy from Mazar-i-Sharif, allowed the creator of the work to get acquainted with the life and life of the local population (which is one of the components of the cultural travel), and being in a Kabul prison gives the story some action-packed.

Edition cover

General information edit

  • Year of publication: 2018.
  • Number of pages: 144.
  • Illustrations: the author.
  • Color of illustrations: black and white.
  • Color tab: 20 pages (34 photos).
  • Language of publication: Russian.
  • Genre: journalism, travel essays, road adventures.
  • Topics: country studies, historical sciences, earth sciences.
  • Continents: Asia.
  • Style: artistic publicism.
  • Designed: for a wide range of readers.
  • Where published: Simferopol.
  • Additional data: ISBN 978-5-9909912-3-1.

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The cellmate, smiling, tried to talk. But I had no desire to start a conversation: lay down in the bunk and went into himself. It seemed like someone was about to come in — the bearded one who brought me here or the beardless one... the warden, and would say: "We were joking, you can go..."

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Links edit

  • "Presentation of the book in the Crimean Republican Universal Scientific Library named after I. Franco" (in Russian). Retrieved April 23, 2023.
  • "Edition card in the Russian State Library". (in Russian). Retrieved April 23, 2023.