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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    At Chernobyl and Fukushima, radioactivity has seriously harmed wildlife
    Apr25

    At Chernobyl and Fukushima, radioactivity has seriously harmed wildlife

    The largest nuclear disaster in history occurred 30 years ago at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in what was then the Soviet Union. The meltdown, explosions and nuclear fire that burned for 10 days injected enormous quantities of radioactivity into the atmosphere and contaminated vast areas of Europe and Eurasia. The International Atomic Energy...

    Forget Fukushima: Chernobyl still holds record as worst nuclear accident for public health
    Apr25

    Forget Fukushima: Chernobyl still holds record as worst nuclear accident for public health

    The 1986 Chernobyl and 2011 Fukushima nuclear power plant accidents both share the notorious distinction of attaining the highest accident rating on the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) scale of nuclear accidents. No other reactor incident has ever received this Level 7 “major accident” designation in the history of nuclear power....

    Child Survivor of the Holocaust in Poland and Ukraine tells the story. Film screening and discussion. May 18, 18:30
    Apr25

    Child Survivor of the Holocaust in Poland and Ukraine tells the story. Film screening and discussion. May 18, 18:30

    As a little boy, Shimon Redlich survived the Holocaust in Poland under Nazi German occupation after being rescued by a Ukrainian and a Polish family. He returns to the places of his childhood to re-connect with this past, to understand what the Holocaust meant for those communities and how it is remembered. A film screening, followed by a...

    Obama’s Message to a Sober Germany
    Apr25

    Obama’s Message to a Sober Germany

    Transatlantic TakeBERLIN—As U.S. President Barack Obama today delivers the opening speech at the world’s largest industrial fair in Hannover, he will find a very different country than the one he saw upon his campaign visit in 2008. From the heights of excitement when Obama took office in 2009 to the depths of outrage when the NSA affair...

    The shadow of Chornobyl. Ukraine thirty years after the disaster
    Apr25

    The shadow of Chornobyl. Ukraine thirty years after the disaster

    The consequences of the Chornobyl nuclear power plant disaster are still a permanent element of the economic, environmental and social situation of Ukraine. …read more Source: Centre for Eastern Studies...

    Violent Protests in Moldova
    Apr25

    Violent Protests in Moldova

    Anti-government demonstrations take a turn for the worse as many police injured. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    From fiction to gallows humour – how Chernobyl survivors are coping with trauma
    Apr25

    From fiction to gallows humour – how Chernobyl survivors are coping with trauma

    It’s been exactly 30 years since the world’s worst nuclear disaster occurred at the Chernobyl nuclear power station in Ukraine. Yet the trauma is still fresh. Exactly how the survivors handle this trauma has been the subject of a lot of psychological research – and it has identified a range of sometimes surprising defence mechanisms....

    Why Has a Former Soviet Dissident Gone on Hunger-Strike in Britain?
    Apr25

    Why Has a Former Soviet Dissident Gone on Hunger-Strike in Britain?

    My British friends are puzzled: why should one weaken oneself? Why jeopardize one’s already very poor health? Can’t things be resolved in court? No, says Vladimir Bukovsky, a man of outstanding courage and integrity, who has devoted his life to the struggle with the Soviet regime …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights...

    Ukrainian court quashes rigged conviction of famous musician but leaves him in prison
    Apr25

    Ukrainian court quashes rigged conviction of famous musician but leaves him in prison

    It should have been victory against a terrible miscarriage of justice. Instead the Kyiv Court of Appeal’s ruling on April 20 has caused bemusement. The convictions against Ihor Zavadsky, a world-renowned accordionist and two other men were quashed, however Zavadsky remains in detention over four years after his original arrest on fabricated...

    New Russian Ombudsperson sees no political prisoners in Russia, only ‘extremists’
    Apr25

    New Russian Ombudsperson sees no political prisoners in Russia, only ‘extremists’

    The Chief of Russia’s Investigative Committee has proposed criminalizing ‘denial’ of the fake ‘Crimea referendum’, and the country’s new Human Rights Ombudsperson plans to fight attempts by the West to ‘use’ human rights as a weapon “to destabilize Russia”’ …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights...

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