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Book on Chernobyl nuclear accident wins William E. Colby Award

Adam Higginbotham’s Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World’s Greatest Nuclear Disaster has won a $5,000 prize.
This photo released by Simon & Schuster shows "Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster" by Adam Higginbotham, winner of the William E. Colby Award, given for an outstanding book on military or intelligence history. (Simon & Schuster via AP)(AP)
This photo released by Simon & Schuster shows "Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster" by Adam Higginbotham, winner of the William E. Colby Award, given for an outstanding book on military or intelligence history. (Simon & Schuster via AP)(AP)
Updated on Apr 22, 2020 04:01 PM IST
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New York | By Associated Press

Forest fires rage near Chernobyl nuclear plant

Hundreds of firefighters backed by aircraft have been battling several forest fires around Chernobyl since last week.
This picture taken on April 5, 2020, shows a forest fire burning at a 30-kilometer (19-mile) Chernobyl exclusion zone, not far from the nuclear power plant. -(AFP)
This picture taken on April 5, 2020, shows a forest fire burning at a 30-kilometer (19-mile) Chernobyl exclusion zone, not far from the nuclear power plant. -(AFP)
Updated on Apr 14, 2020 07:53 PM IST
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Kyiv | By Associated Press

Radiation spike as forest fire hits Chernobyl nuclear zone

The post included a video with a Geiger counter showing radiation at 16 times above normal.
A forest fire burning at a 30-kilometer (19-mile) Chernobyl exclusion zone, not far from the nuclear power plant.
A forest fire burning at a 30-kilometer (19-mile) Chernobyl exclusion zone, not far from the nuclear power plant.
Updated on Apr 06, 2020 01:58 PM IST
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Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse

Entertainment in the time of coronavirus, an essential watchlist of TV shows, films to help you survive self-isolation

From the eerily prophetic Contagion to the worryingly wise Chernobyl, here’s an essential watchlist of films and TV shows to help you survive your coronavirus self-isolation.
Chernobyl shows what the fallout of a cover-up can look like.
Chernobyl shows what the fallout of a cover-up can look like.
Updated on Mar 19, 2020 02:30 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Rohan Naahar

The Irishman leads Critics’ Choice Awards nominations, Joker edges out Avengers Endgame

Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman led with 12 nods at the Critics’ Choice Awards nominations, while Joker edged out fellow comic book movie Avengers: Endgame.
This image released by Netflix shows Joe Pesci, left, and Robert De Niro in a scene from The Irishman.(AP)
This image released by Netflix shows Joe Pesci, left, and Robert De Niro in a scene from The Irishman.(AP)
Updated on Dec 09, 2019 02:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

‘Chernobyl’ TV series sparks tours, stokes fears in Lithuania

The Baltic state’s only nuclear power plant built in Soviet times was open to the public even before the “Chernobyl” drama first aired in May but has since seen a steady uptick in visitors on the heels of the show’s success.
The HBO TV series “Chernobyl” featuring Soviet era nuclear nightmares is drawing tourists to the atomic filming locations and helping Lithuania grow as a tourist destination.(AP Photo)
The HBO TV series “Chernobyl” featuring Soviet era nuclear nightmares is drawing tourists to the atomic filming locations and helping Lithuania grow as a tourist destination.(AP Photo)
Published on Aug 19, 2019 11:23 AM IST
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Lithuania | By Agence France-Presse

‘Nobody is not afraid’: Chernobyl pilot recalls his fear 33 years ago

More than three decades after he flew his helicopter above the radioactive volcano that was Chernobyl’s nuclear reactor number four, the site of the world’s worst nuclear accident, Mykola Volkozub recalls how he feared for his life.
Ukrainian military pilot Mykola Volkozub looks on outside the New Safe Confinement (NSC) structure over the old sarcophagus covering the damaged fourth reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, in Chernobyl, Ukraine July 5, 2019.(REUTERS PHOTO)
Ukrainian military pilot Mykola Volkozub looks on outside the New Safe Confinement (NSC) structure over the old sarcophagus covering the damaged fourth reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, in Chernobyl, Ukraine July 5, 2019.(REUTERS PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 16, 2019 06:39 PM IST
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Chernobyl, Ukraine | By Reuters

Russian military orders village evacuation, then cancels it

Local media in Severodvinsk said Nyonoksa residents regularly receive similar temporary evacuation orders usually timed to tests at the range.
Yudina said that radiation levels in Severodvinsk, a city of 183,000 about 30 kilometers (20 miles) east of Nyonoksa, have been normal since Thursday.(AP image)
Yudina said that radiation levels in Severodvinsk, a city of 183,000 about 30 kilometers (20 miles) east of Nyonoksa, have been normal since Thursday.(AP image)
Updated on Aug 14, 2019 11:44 AM IST
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Moscow | By Associated Press

Have a sip of this radioactivity-free Chernobyl vodka

An ‘artisan vodka’, made with grain and water from the Chernobyl exclusion zone in Ukraine, is the first consumer product to come from the abandoned area around the damaged nuclear power plant.
With only one bottle produced so far, it will be a while before Atomik martinis are available.(Unsplash)
With only one bottle produced so far, it will be a while before Atomik martinis are available.(Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 08, 2019 08:27 PM IST
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Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service, Kiev

Emmy nominations 2019: Game of Thrones gets record 32 nominations, Chernobyl gets 19 nods

While Game of Thrones bagged 32 nominations, Chernobyl got 19 nominations. The show eclipsed the all-time series record of 27 nods earned by NYPD Blue in 1994.
Game of Thrones bags maximum nominations at Emmy 2019.
Game of Thrones bags maximum nominations at Emmy 2019.
Updated on Jul 17, 2019 10:31 AM IST
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Associated Press | By Associated Press

Game of Thrones writer George RR Martin praises rival HBO series Chernobyl, wants it to ‘win a truckload of Emmys’

Game of Thrones author has praised HBO’s Chernobyl, and has written on Twitter, “If this one does not win a truckload of Emmys, there is no justice in Hollywood.” GoT is also a top contender at the Emmys.
Game of Thrones author George RR Martin loved HBO’s Chernobyl.
Game of Thrones author George RR Martin loved HBO’s Chernobyl.
Updated on Jun 26, 2019 02:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

Chernobyl survivors have mixed reviews for HBO’s acclaimed series: ‘Dyatlov was harsh, but fair’

As it cements its position as the best reviewed television show of all time, the real-life survivors of the Chernobyl disaster have mixed reactions to the HBO show.
A picture taken on June 7, 2019, shows the wreckage of a car in the ghost city of Pripyat in the Chernobyl exclusion zone on June 7, 2019.(AFP)
A picture taken on June 7, 2019, shows the wreckage of a car in the ghost city of Pripyat in the Chernobyl exclusion zone on June 7, 2019.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 20, 2019 10:30 AM IST
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Reuters | By HT Correspondent

Real life Chernobyl diver reveals what really happened: ‘We walked quicker, had no oxygen tanks’

Oleksiy Ananenko, one of the three divers who went to empty a water tank under the burning Chernobyl nuclear reactor in 1986, reveals how HBO’s new show didn’t get a few things right.
Oleksiy Ananenko was one of the three divers who went underneath the Chernobyl nuclear reactor in 1986.
Oleksiy Ananenko was one of the three divers who went underneath the Chernobyl nuclear reactor in 1986.
Updated on Jun 14, 2019 10:56 AM IST
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Agence France-Presse | By HT Correspondent

Chernobyl is everything they say it is. Watch it now

The HBO miniseries on the 1986 nuclear disaster, its immediate gory aftermath and the terrible decisions that compounded the calamity, makes for devastating viewing.
The scenes switch between ground zero and hospitals unprepared for the horror; from the obliviousness within the blast radius to Moscow’s sanitised and impervious corridors of power.
The scenes switch between ground zero and hospitals unprepared for the horror; from the obliviousness within the blast radius to Moscow’s sanitised and impervious corridors of power.
Published on Jun 08, 2019 04:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Rachel Lopez

Path-breaking or propaganda?: Russians are divided about HBO’s Chernobyl

Russian critics have appreciated the emotional honesty and high production values of HBO’s hit miniseries Chernobyl, but some have criticised it for being overly harsh on Soviet era leaders.
Jared Harris as Professor Valery Legasov in a still from HBO’s Chernobyl.
Jared Harris as Professor Valery Legasov in a still from HBO’s Chernobyl.
Updated on Jun 07, 2019 11:07 AM IST
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Agence France-Presse | By HT Correspondent

HBO’s Chernobyl is now the top-rated TV show on IMDb, beating Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad

HBO’s Chernobyl has emerged as the top-rated television show on IMDb, beating out the likes of Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad. It is the only show with a 9.6 rating.
Stellan Skarsgard and Jared Harris in a still from HBO’s Chernobyl.
Stellan Skarsgard and Jared Harris in a still from HBO’s Chernobyl.
Updated on Jun 05, 2019 04:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

Chernobyl review: An outright masterpiece, HBO delivers the best new show of 2019. 5 stars

Chernobyl review: HBO delivers the best new show of 2019, starring Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgard and Emily Watson; thrilling, terrifying and timely. Rating:5/5.
Chernobyl review: The best new show of 2019.
Chernobyl review: The best new show of 2019.
Updated on Jun 04, 2019 09:51 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Rohan Naahar
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