Thursday, April 26, 2007

Again ... In Memorium, April 26, 1986, Chornobyl, Ukraine, The Former Soviet Union

The Soviet fire brigade "liquidators" sent to repress the Chornobyl [Chernobyl] nuclear power station meltdown on April 26, 1986. Most died soon after from radioactive exposure.

Most Ukrainians and other Soviet citizens -- especially young or pregnant mothers and the ill -- across the north-central portion of the Ukrainian nation including the capital city of Kyiv [Kiev] fled eastward to such larger cities as Kharkiv [Kharkov] -- Ukraine's second largest city -- and Poltava and Sumi; as well as smaller ancestral towns and villages far away from the immediate contamination zone.

Before there are monuments, artworks, and masterpieces, there are people.

Photo credit: Facts About the Chernobyl Disaster. (c) Massimo Bonfatti and With thanks.


On An Overgrown Path "Mahler's message for German Parliament [on the 21st Anniversary of the Chornobyl catastrophe]" April 25, 2007


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