30 years of Chernobyl disaster April 26, 2016Posted by apetrov in Uncategorized.
30 years ago, on 26 April 1986, the biggest nuclear accident happened at the Chernobyl nuclear power station.
The picture above is of my 8th grade class (I am in the front row) on a trip from Leningrad to Kiev. We wanted to make sure that we’d spend May 1st (Labor Day in the Soviet Union) in Kiev! We took that picture in Gomel, which is about 80 miles away from Chernobyl, where our train made a regular stop. We were instructed to bury some pieces of clothing and shoes after coming back to Leningrad due to excess of radioactive dust on them…