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The inside story of Chernobyl during the Russian occupation.

The Russian troops had expected their “special operation” to be brief. Soldiers had brought scant supplies: one admitted that he’d packed only a single uniform, because he thought he was on a training exercise. Some asked Semenov where they could buy cigarettes. “They said, ‘Why are there no shops near here?’ I said, ‘This is a restricted zone!’ They didn’t understand where they were.”

Great read about Chernobyl under Russian occupation during the recent invasion. Where senior staff had to keep up quite a balancing act in order to save lives and avoid disaster.

Linked on the 29th of May, 2022 Details

It looks like a lake made for instagram. It’s a dump for chemical waste.

This is deeply representative of our times and of “influencer” culture.

Linked on the 11th of July, 2019 Details

Why plants don’t die from cancer.

This quote says it all:

In a way, the Chernobyl disaster reveals the true extent of our environmental impact on the planet. Harmful as it was, the nuclear accident was far less destructive to the local ecosystem than we were.
Linked on the 1st of July, 2019 Details

Moscow's Intourist Hotel.

Moscow's Intourist Hotel, one of the most reviled blocks of concrete in the city; home of sleaze, sloppiness and surly suspicion, will shortly be demolished. Here are some pictures (note the contrast between the article and the hotel's official description).

Linked on the 8th of January, 2002 Details