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On 26 April 1986, the Chernobyl Disaster occured. It is considered the worst nuclear power plant accident in history. We reveal personal experiences of liquidators, look at today’s perception of the accident in Ukraine and Belarus and set up a Tweetology-Timeline of the catastrophe and its aftermath.

“People Were Afraid to Shake our Hands”

“Who, except ecologists, even still talks about it?” is a valid question Elena exposes in her article and sheds a light on the variety of perspectives and attitudes people in Belarus nowadays have towards the... (more)

The Shadow of Chernobyl in Ukraine – From Secrets to Facts

From keeping the tragedy a secret in the USSR to commemorating and revealing secret information about the exposure in independent Ukraine – this is how the discussion about Chernobyl shifted throughout the years. Reflect... (more)

Tents, Silence and Orange Masks – the Memories of a Chernobyl Liquidator

Vsevolod Bohdanovycj Smerechynskyi was one of the 830 000 liquidators who were ordered to clean up the contaminated areas after the accident at Chernobyl nuclear power plant in 1986. According to the Chernobyl Foundation... (more)

The Chernobyl Bird / A Live-Tweet of a Nuclear Disaster

More than three decades after the nuclear desaster in Chernobyl, the accident at the nuclear power plant is not just a mere historical fact, instead its radioactive residues still affect people in Belarus and Ukraine tod... (more)