'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 ...

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, ...

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…

Trip to Chernobyl: than the exclusion zone attracts thousands of foreign tourists. PHOTO

Chernobyl ... A tragedy occurred here, which has no analogues in the world. A tragedy that destroyed entire cities and changed millions of destinies. A tragedy that we did not know about. After the success of the HBO series "Chernobyl", the whole world again started talking about the disaster 33 years later, and ...

'Everybody died!': US secret intelligence released about Chernobyl disaster

The US National Security Archive has published a report by the Bureau of Intelligence and Research on the accident at the fourth unit of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. According to RTVi, the documents were published on the repository's website on August 15. The report was sent to Secretary of State George Schultz on May 2, 1986. The addressee of the report was the diplomat Morton Abramovitz, ...

Kebabs, beer and a CIA agent: the trailer for the Russian version of 'Chernobyl' was smashed on the web

An unofficial trailer for the Russian series "Chernobyl" has been posted on Youtube. And almost immediately removed because of the uproar. Unlike the HBO series of the same name, the main storyline in it was the confrontation between an American spy and a Soviet counterintelligence agent. The trailer appeared on Youtube on July 24th. ...

'I felt deceived': the liquidator of the Chernobyl accident jumped out of the window after the TV series 'Chernobyl'

In Kazakhstan, after watching a series from the NVO “Chernobyl”, one of the liquidators of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant committed suicide. A resident of the city of Aktobe, 61-year-old Nagashibay Zhusupov, after watching the series, recalled those terrible days and that the authorities had forgotten about ...

'Slander, defaming Soviet power': Russian communists demand to ban Chernobyl series

The Communists of Russia party appealed to Roskomnadzor with a demand to restrict access to the American TV series Chernobyl on all trackers and resources. The party said in a statement that “in the Chernobyl series, the real tragedy became the object of ideological manipulation by HBO” and that the film ...

America is to blame for everything: Russia is shooting its version of the Chernobyl series

Russian television offers its own patriotic view of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. In the new series, everything will be presented as a heroic attempt to thwart an American spy who infiltrated a nuclear facility. The announcement of filming his own version of events came in response to excellent ratings ...

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