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Life returns to an eerie Chernobyl

Chernobyl, Ukraine–The three babushkas clink shot glasses and toss back overproof vodka. They are 75, 80 and 81 years old, a trio of cackling crones who assure me – rheumy eyes crinkling with amusement – that vodka is the best antidote for radiation sickness.

Chernobyl Was Not An Accident?

"The reactor was consciously driven into an extremely dangerous situation, a situation known for its dangers, and then on top of it all the complete security mechanisms were put out of operation - allegedly for the purpose of carrying through this experiment, even if the report additionally professes that at least some of these switchoffs were not at all necessary for this experiment. Under such conditions, according also to the knowledge of that time, one could not but know that one exposed the reactor to a dangerous situation, proceeding from which unknown big catastrophes became probable."

V. Shandra: The crisis will not affect the work of the Ministry of Emergency Situations in the elimination of the consequences of the Chernobyl disaster.

The financial crisis will not affect the work of the Ministry of Emergency Situations in the elimination of the consequences of the Chernobyl disaster.

History does not know the words «too late»

President of Ukraine Decree № 1156/2008 «Про відзначення державними нагородами України з нагоди Дня вшанування учасників ліквідації наслідків аварії на Чорнобильській АЕС».

Memorial stele with the names of Crimean - liquidators of the Chernobyl accident was consecrated in Simferopol

December 23 metropolitan of Simferopol and Crimea Lazar with diocese clergy have committed a memorial service for victims of the Chernobyl disaster opening the Alley of the Soviet Union and Ukraine Heroes - the liquidators of the Chernobyl accident and the memorial stele in the Crimean capital .

Version of accident

In October - November, 1989 various aspects of Chernobyl accident have been discussed in details at the First Meeting of International Working Group on heavy accidents and their consequences (Dagomys, USSR). The reason of accident had been unanimously recognized ' "the reactor instability caused by defects of a reactor design, and mode of its operation".

Chernobyl mark on the future. There is a tendency in Ukraine to minimize the consequences of the Chernobyl accident

Constitutional rights of Chernobyl victims are flagrantly violated, consider representatives of Ukrainian Chernobyl People's Party "For the welfare and social protection of people".

Oleg Vekleko: The "4th Block" (Interview for magazine 'Greatis', Moscow, 1991)

I plumped into Chernobyl by means of military call-up. In the USSR all the adult males were army reservists.

Sergii Mirnyi : Chernobyl as a Model Case of an Eco-Disaster

Chernobyl represents a unique possibility to study the general regularities of ecological disasters and their consequences. However, until now this potential seems to to have been under-used.

Giving Paul a hand

Surgeons in Annapolis were able to expand the use of Romanian child's deformed hand Paul Lacatos is an adorable 17-month-old. He has eyes the color of chocolate kisses, rosy cheeks and a sunny disposition.