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Ukraine: Chernobyl

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Ukraine, Disaster, Environment, Governance, Health, History, Protest, Refugees, Travel, Youth

MoldovAnn takes photographer Michael Forster Rothbart [1] along on a trip to the Chernobyl-affected areas and posts an account that's both informative and poignant [2], and comes just days before the 21st anniversary of the 1986 Chernobyl Catastrophe: “I felt very sad walking around, looking at the crumbling walls, thinking of everything that people lost after Chornobyl. Not just their material possessions, but their homes, their communities, their relationships with neighbors, their classmates, their pets, their gardens, the night sky over their backyards, the parks, the sense of belonging somewhere.”