Chernobyl and Eastern Europe: Articles  


My Journey to Chernobyl: 20 Years After the Disaster - A photo journal article of my trip to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in June 2006 (this article was originally published on

Interview With A Chernobyl Liquidator - Sergei B - A fascinating and revealing interview with a former Chernobyl liquidator - from March 2008.

Documentary Film Summaries/Reviews

Pripyat - Nicklaus Geyrhalter's 1999 Chernobyl Documentary - A summary and review of Nicklaus Geyrhalter's 1999 black and white documentary film about Pripyat and the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.

Radiophobia - Human Consequences of the Chernobyl Disaster - A summary and review of Julio Soto's 2005 documentary film about Pripyat and the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster. My friends Lyubov Sirota and her son Sasha appear in the film.

Heavy Water: A Film for Chernobyl - A summary and review of the David Bickerstaff and Phil Grabsky film about Chernobyl based on Mario Petrucci's award-winning, book-length poem.


Lyubov Sirota - The Saved Planet" - An Appeal From the Chernobyl Victims - An appeal from former inhabitants of Pripyat to not only remember April 26 as a Day of Sorrow because of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, but to also make it a worldwide Day of Hope.