The Other Chernobyl Story

The Most Revolutionary Act

By Rosa Miriam Elizalde Castro, at the foot of the plane’s steps, receives the first patients of the “Chernobyl Children” program.

Anticommunism surfs on the crest of the wave of debates that have accompanied HBO’s Chernobyl miniseries. Many of those who have rushed to call it the best television production of all time have reduced its indisputable artistic value to a utilitarian and simplistic reading that allows no other point of view than that of introducing into the Left a feeling of guilt of universal dimensions.

However, the story of the Chernobyl tragedy has other chapters that have been left out of the series and that transcend the nuclear accident, the trial of the Soviet bureaucrats who restricted the information of the facts and the suicide of the scientist Valery Legasov, director of the Kurchatov Institute of Atomic Energy and one of those who directed the damage control operation…

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