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Originally posted by ThinkingCap
I am half Ukrainian on my father's side, and yet I don't know a damn thing about Chernobyl.
This episode won an Emmy. It covers the sarcophagus built to contain the remains of the
destroyed reactor and the work of the Russian scientists, staff and soldiers who risked
and continue to risk their lives in the clean-up operation.
"This file was digitized from a VHS recording of the program. The picture quality is
fair, however, the sound track has some occasional static, especially towards the
I think this is the 1996 updated version of the original 1991 program and includes an
extra 10 minutes of interviews with several of the original scientists. It is shorter
than the 60 minutes described on the BBC website and may have been edited."
This film shows the terrifying images captured by the Russian filmmaker Vladimir Shevchenko on scene at Chernobyl those dreadful days in April 1986. Shevchenko later died suffering from the radiation he exposed himself to. Sadly, his name is not among the official casualties of the accident.