Russia is ramping up investment in Afghanistan, rebuilding the relics of the Soviet occupation.
A worker at the Kabul Housebuilding Factory tests a machine from the Soviet era on Feb. 26, 2014. Russia is revamping some of the Soviet projects from the 1980s. "We want to enlarge our role in the region," a spokesman at the Russian Embassy in Kabul said. "It’s not only for Afghanistan, but for our own goals. Lorenzo Tugnoli/For The Washington Post Buy Photo