Chernobyl Chronicle of Difficult Weeks

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Panorama of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Speech by the General Secretary of the CPSU Central Committee Mikhail Gorbachev on Soviet television on May 14, 1986 in connection with the accident on April 26, 1986 at the station. Cars drive along the highway, move into a special zone, drive through an empty village. Police check the passes, type of emergency block, damaged reactor. Specialists work to eliminate the accident: dosimetrists, miners, builders, firefighters, engineers, power engineers, cameramen, doctors, workers. The territory of the pioneer camp "Skazochny", where the liquidators of the accident live. People are having lunch in the cabin of the helicopter-dining room, resting. Fire trucks, armored personnel carriers and other equipment. Members of the government commission tell about the progress of work: academician E.P. Velikhov, academician V.A.Legasov and others. The meeting of the commission under the leadership of Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the USSR I. S. Silaev. The work of the operational headquarters and the editorial board of the local newspaper. Top view of infected villages and fields, equipment is standing. Firefighters and policemen are sealing up empty houses. Evacuation of local residents by buses. People at the post office sort letters. Evacuation of children in Kiev. Streets of the city, a monument to Bohdan Khmelnitsky. Construction of new homes for evacuees. The helicopter takes off, flies over the Pripyat River, the pilots are in the cockpit, they carry out decontamination from the helicopter. Party meeting of the liquidators' collective. Carrying out a teleconference Chernobyl-Moscow, people in the hall, cameramen are working. Highway construction. View of the fourth power unit, construction of the sarcophagus above it, view of the finished sarcophagus. People donate blood at the hospital. Footage of the conference in Vienna (Austria) of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
V. Shevchenko, Y. Tereshchenko
Film ID
medical services for the population
, road transport
, rural settlements
, a television
, catastrophes
, building
, communist party
, international connections
, everyday life
, printing
, postal communication
, militia
, landscapes
, monuments
, nuclear power
, fire protection
, cities
, air transport
Number of Parts
V. Kukorenchuk, I. Pisanko, A. Khimich
Other Creators
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Release Date
Has Sound

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