Virtual tour of Chernobyl

Chernobyl will never free itself from the legacy of the catastrophic accident in April 1986. At the same time, the ghosts of Chernobyl still roam the city and drive away curious tourists. The virtual guide will take the participants on a trip to Chernobyl. All guests will hear many stories ...

Nuclear reactions resumed at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant: can the catastrophe be repeated

At the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, neutron activity was recorded. Could this provoke another disaster, said the Focus edition. To date, researchers have argued that current levels will not trigger a fission chain reaction. “It’s like embers on a barbecue,” says Neil Hyatt ...

Vodka entirely produced in Chernobyl has entered the international market

Craft vodka, made from grain and water from the Chernobyl exclusion zone, is the first consumer product released in an abandoned area near a damaged nuclear power plant. This product has recently entered the market, but it has not been without incidents. Writes about this BBC. IN…

'Look at the end of the world': American impressions of a trip to Chernobyl

In March 2020, Mark O'Connell spoke specifically for the New York Times about a trip to the Chernobyl exclusion zone, which took place even before the coronavirus pandemic. Today, April 26, on the 35th anniversary of the disaster at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, we publish fragments of his history from the first ...

Child of Chernobyl: the story of an only child born and raised in the exclusion zone

Maria, 21, is the only child born and raised in the critically contaminated exclusion zone following the Chernobyl disaster. The girl was born and stayed in the zone because the authorities denied her parents the right to get another place to live. Many people call ...

Meeting 'Stories about Chernobyl'

In this meeting, you will learn the personal stories of some people who lived in the immediate vicinity of the accident site. And also about how their life developed and what happened to their health years after the disaster. April 26 marks 35 years since ...

Time machine: why do stalkers renovate houses in Pripyat

A classic Soviet room: a desk, a carpet on the wall, posters of Tsoi and Vysotsky, a dial telephone and a table lamp. Everything, as in the mid-1980s, a ready-made interior for the work of the Strugatsky brothers. But outside the window of this room is Pripyat. The city has been dead for over 30 years, ...

Soundtrack at the Grammy: how a Ukrainian from the USA created the music for Chernobyl

The requiem song "Eternal Memory" became the soul of the mega-popular series "Chernobyl". How a Ukrainian producer from Washington joined her recording and who performed the composition, says Voice of America. Ukrainian music school, traditions and performers are not inferior to Western ones, the hero of this story is convinced. What is missing,…

Helps master the Moon and Mars: mold from Chernobyl can protect astronauts from radiation

One of the biggest dangers of interplanetary travel is radiation exposure. In a single trip back and forth to Mars, a person can absorb 60% of the maximum recommended lifetime dose. According to researchers from the universities of Stanford and North Carolina, one of the unexpected solutions ...

How animals were killed, houses were demolished and the forest was buried: little-known facts about the Chernobyl accident

The Alpina Non-Fiction Publishing House has published a book by British journalist Adam Higginbotham “Chernobyl. The history of the disaster ”(translator Andrey Bugaysky). Higginbotam tells in detail - in some cases, literally minute by minute - about the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant on April 26, 1986 and its consequences. Author…

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