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‘Chernobyl: The Lost Tapes’ presents a harrowing window into the nuclear disaster

British director James Jones is fluent in Russian, which certainly came in handy wading through the exhaustive documentation of the government’s response to the 1986 nuclear-plant accident in then-Soviet-controlled Ukraine and its fallout. “The relationship with the truth was complicated,” one of the survivors recalls, while another — exhibiting a flair for poetry — observes […]

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Ukraine wants to hold Russia accountable for its environmental crimes

Ukraine has suffered significant losses since Russia invaded Ukraine on 24 February this year. While much has been reported about the impact on human life, the toll the war is having on the environment has been less well covered. But, since those very first days, Ukraine’s Environment Ministry has been determined to record the damage […]

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Russia’s doomsday weapons: Putin testing deadly ‘flying Chernobyl’ missile to target US

Nicknamed the “Flying Chernobyl”, the Burevestnik cruise missile has double duo capability with nuclear propulsion and has a nearly unlimited range. This nuclear-equipped weapon could also outmanoeuvre and evade NATO’s air defences by flying at low altitudes of 150 to 300-feet. Furthermore, reports have suggested that the missile is specifically designed to bypass US defence […]

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Netflix Greenlights Swedish Film ‘A Day And A Half’ From ‘Chernobyl’ Star Fares Fares; ‘The Kindred’ Sales; Big Little Fish Creative Director – Global Briefs

Netflix Greenlights Swedish Film ‘A Day And A Half’ From ‘Chernobyl’ Star Fares Fares Netflix has greenlit A Day and a Half, a Swedish action film directed by, written by and starring Chernobyl and Westworld star Fares Fares. Fares will play police officer Lukas, tracking down leads Artan (Alexej Manvelov) and Louise (Alma Pöysti), a divorced couple on […]

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Despite Putin, Ukraine’s traditions live on – as does the threat from Chernobyl | Andrey Kurkov

Odesa is being shelled from the sea and from the territory of Russia, but people do not panic. They live almost normal lives. Like all Ukrainians, they have just celebrated grobki, or “little graves”. These are what we call the special days in spring when we honour the memory of deceased relatives and friends. At […]

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Spain offers ‘children of Chernobyl’ refuge from Ukraine war

“We came on holidays here, we already imagined ourselves living here. Mom and dad don’t want to live here,” she says. Massa notes that before the war started she could talk and play with her dad, “But now he doesn’t say what he feels anymore.” After the explosion at the Chernobyl power plant, dozens of […]

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Chernobyl: ‘Critical’ design flaw ‘too sensitive to be made widely known’

Chernobyl: Expert explains how Russia used cloud seeding Thirty six years ago this week, an uncontrolled nuclear chain reaction destroyed one of the reactors at Chernobyl power plant in an incident that was initially hidden by the Soviet authorities. Some 28 staff members and emergency workers died from radiation poisoning in the days after the […]

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Chernobyl horror as radiation levels SOAR after Russian activity: ‘Very, very dangerous’

The head of the UN’s atomic agency, Rafael Grossi has said that levels of radiation at the Chernobyl nuclear plant have reached “abnormal levels”. It comes after Russian soldiers took control of the plant early on in the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, which was launched on February 24.  The troops were stationed at the site […]

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Chernobyl nuclear expert on how to protect yourself after biological weapons deployment

Valerii Korshunov told Express.co.uk about what the use of chemical and biological weapons can do to the human body. The Chernobyl expert described how such a weapon would be launched, either by plane or drone from the sky. Ukraine has also reported atrocities involving some form of biological weapons on the people of Ukraine, as […]

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Live: Phone communication between Chernobyl and nuclear regulator restored

Will there really be a halt in fighting for Easter? After UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for a four-day halt in fighting this upcoming weekend, his spokesman Stéphane Dujarric fielded questions from reporters on whether this could actually happen. Here’s how it went. Journalist: “Does the Secretary-General [Antonio Guterres] have any reason to believe that Moscow will […]