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Ukraine, Belarus: Chernobyl

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Belarus, Ukraine, Arts & Culture, Disaster, Environment, Governance, Health, Photography, Politics, Travel

MoldovAnn attends the opening of a photo exhibition of Belarus-based American photographer Kristina Brendel, held at the Chernobyl Museum in Kyiv [1]; she discovers that the Belarusian government's treatment of the Chernobyl catastrophe differs drastically from that of the Ukrainian government: “…there is total denial by the Belarussian government that there is any problem associated with Chornobyl – they deny contamination and in fact, President Lukashenko has started a campaign to open up the Exclusion Zone and repopulate that territory.”