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I've always wondered how people can think of ways to make money out of everything- even of a tragedy like this. But maybe I am too idealistic.
Anyways, I also read a lot about Chernobyl recently, but I need to say that this is a very good diary and fills many of my blanks about the case. Thanks!
I can resist anything but temptation.- Oscar Wilde
At the university (physics), when a younger guy had practical radiology class with us, he recounted how an older and famous collague excitedly invited him for a visit to Chernobyl, saying something like, "sacrificing four month's permissible radiation is worth it!", but the younger collague winked off...
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
DeAnander sourced the map of the "Dead Zone" and most of the other images for the paralle diary from this girl's website, but did not mention it, nor quote any text from it. Whassup with that?
A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
The photographs' authenticity is not challenged, as far as I know. The narrative into which they have been placed by Elena Filatova has been debunked pretty thoroughly as semi-fictional. Thus I quote zero text from that site, but only use it as a handy archive of photographs from the Dead Zone and surrounding regions.
If anyone can convincingly debunk a specific photograph I included as faked or wrongly ascribed, then I didn't do enough homework and will have to print a retraction. I did not include some suspect photos from partisan websites for this very reason.
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