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Chernobyl Liquidators. The Unknown Story

With the Testimony of the President of Latvia


Paweł Sekuła

The book presents a record of oral accounts given by liquidators who participated in minimizing the effects of the Chernobyl disaster. The main research goal was to present the circumstances of actions taken in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in 1986–1988 from the perspective of direct participants of the events in question. The overall work is complemented with archival, press materials and other documentation never published before, as well as materials from the private archives of the survivors. The book presents the reality of the clean-up operations undertaken in the area of the catastrophe and shows the community of liquidators, their living conditions and everyday life in the Chernobyl Zone, as well as the reality in which Chernobyl veterans lived after returning to their homeland.

Exclusion Zone – Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant – Baltic States – Death Zone – Chernobyl Disaster