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Atomic people

Year :  2006
Duration :  79 min 36 cek
Total number of releases :  1
Author :  Alexey Pobortsev
20 years ago the fourth reactor of Chernobyl nuclear power station burst up on 26 April 1986. The scale of the disaster is still hard to determine. Do Chernobyl mutants exist in reality? What happens to a person who was born or lives in the contaminated area? NTV Broadcasting Company carried out its own investigation. A girl from Uvelye village of Bryanskaya area (which was radio-contaminated) was brought to Moscow where she underwent medical examination in the best Moscow clinics. Is the childís valve defect a consequence of Chernobyl or a congenital disease? Alexey Pobortsevís film Atomic People shows different sides of the tragedy. What caused the disaster? Why did the world learn about the atomic tragedy in the USSR from Swedish reports? How far did the atomic cloud move? What was reported from Chernobyl to Moscow and what decisions were taken on the highest level? See the exclusive interview with Mikhail Gorbachev. How much of radioactive fuel is left under Chernobyl sarcophagus? Unique video from inside the reactor, interviews with stalkers who examined the reactor inside. Personnel of the plant, liquidators, military officers who raised the red flag over the fourth reactor, medical men, academicians and scientists recollect the events which happened 20 years ago in Alexey Pobortsevís Atomic People.