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    Chernobyl 30th anniversary recalls painful memories
    Apr26

    Chernobyl 30th anniversary recalls painful memories

    Kiev, Ukraine — As Ukraine and Belarus on Tuesday marked the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear accident with solemn words and an angry protest, some of the men who were sent to the site in the first chaotic and frightening days were gripped by painful memories. The disaster shone a spotlight on lax safety standards and government secrecy...

    Chernobyl 30th anniversary recalls painful memories
    Apr26

    Chernobyl 30th anniversary recalls painful memories

    Kiev, Ukraine — As Ukraine and Belarus on Tuesday marked the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear accident with solemn words and an angry protest, some of the men who were sent to the site in the first chaotic and frightening days were gripped by painful memories. The disaster shone a spotlight on lax safety standards and government secrecy...

    Think Tank Outlines Possible Scenarios for Russian Collapse
    Apr26

    Think Tank Outlines Possible Scenarios for Russian Collapse

    Kiev, Ukraine—The European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) released an assessment of possible scenarios for Russia’s collapse last week. Read… …read more Source:...

    The International Effort to Contain Chernobyl
    Apr26

    The International Effort to Contain Chernobyl

    Workers are constructing a massive sarcophagus-like cover for the destroyed Chernobyl reactor. Valentyn Ogirenko / ReutersThirty years after an explosion at a Soviet nuclear power plant spewed radiation across Europe and forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of people, workers continue the long process of securing the site of the worst...

    Ukrainian Ambassador: Soviet Leadership Responsible for Chernobyl’s Victims
    Apr26

    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. …read more Source: Foreign...

    The Lessons Of Chernobyl May Be Different Than We Thought
    Apr26

    The Lessons Of Chernobyl May Be Different Than We Thought

    Thirty years ago today, the Number 4 reactor at Chernobyl blew itself to smithereens, resulting in the worst nuclear disaster in history. A radiation cloud drifted over Europe, contaminating food sources that to this day continue to be monitored. Fifty-thousand residents in the nearby city of Pripyat were permanently evacuated. Dozens of people...

    In Sign of Support, US Deploys F-22 Fighter Jets in Romania
    Apr26

    In Sign of Support, US Deploys F-22 Fighter Jets in Romania

    The United States deployed F-22 fighter jets to Romania as a sign of military support for NATO’s eastern European allies who say they face aggression from Russia. The fighter jets landed on Monday at the Mihail Kogalniceanu air base in the country’s southeast. “The United States and Romania enjoy a very strong...

    30 years after Chernobyl, Ukraine remembers 600,000 heroic ‘liquidators’
    Apr26

    30 years after Chernobyl, Ukraine remembers 600,000 heroic ‘liquidators’

    It could be thousands of years before people are able to return to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone to live. On Tuesday, Ukrainians took a moment to look back and honor those who sacrificed themselves to help in a time of crisis. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    The Hollow Men
    Apr26

    The Hollow Men

    Russia’s frozen power structures condemn it to crisis. The adage about power and corruption going hand in hand fits the case, but there is a more ancient one that fits Putin and his immediate colleagues even better, in the Talmud: “Power buries those who wield it.”The Power VerticalWhen he succeeded Yeltsin, Putin did not have to choose...

    Coal Pollution Likely Kills More People Annually Than Will Ever Die from Chernobyl Radiation
    Apr26

    Coal Pollution Likely Kills More People Annually Than Will Ever Die from Chernobyl Radiation

    The meltdown and explosion of reactor number 4 at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant site in Ukraine 30 years ago was the worst nuclear accident in history. The reactor explosion and high radiation exposure killed 30 employees a few weeks after the explosion. The crippled plant spewed radioactive particiels across swathes of Europe for days...