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A scene from season 1 of HBO’s 'Chernobyl.'

‘Chernobyl’ Shows How the Soviets Squashed Scientists

The brutal legacy of industrialization left the “scientific-technical intelligentsia” in the cold.

A radiation and European bison hazard sign on the road to the deserted village of Ostroglady, Belarus, on April 11. In the exclusion zone, wild nature is flourishing, which means not only radiation but also wild animals—such as wolves and bison—pose a threat to trespassers.

Zombie Movies, Disaster Tourism, and Broken Lives

Thirty-three years after the Chernobyl meltdown, parts of the contaminated zone have become attractions. In others, a harsher reality persists.

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Ukrainian Ambassador: Soviet Leadership Responsible for Chernobyl’s Victims

In an interview with Foreign Policy, Ukraine’s ambassador decried the Soviet Union’s cover-up of Chernobyl and said limiting the spread of radiation remains a top priority.

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