27th Anniversary of Chornobyl

Friday marked the 27th Anniversary of the Chornobyl (Ukrainian spelling) disaster. Apart from the annual honouring of victims, the surreal stories of the suffering populace at the hands of their authoritarian rulers remain hidden – effects which still linger to this day:

Just how much was the Ukrainian public kept in the dark about Chornobyl? While the Soviet Apparatchiks were evacuating, the rest of the unsuspecting were celebrating ‘May Day’ with a parade on the streets a few days after the accident, 60miles away:

After the fall of Communism in 1991, Russia became the successor to the Soviet Union, inheriting it’s wealth, nuclear domain and arguably any legal liabilities that stems from crimes against humanity, genocides, etc. The original Soviet statistics which are still used to this day claim only 30 lives from this catastrophe, but much headway has been made recently from researchers to gain a more accurate understanding of the suffering. Yet people would minimize the effects on humans in order to push books, or bad movies.

Last weekend a telethon was aired to raise money for local Canadian charity ‘Help Us Help the Children’ to aid affected children with summer camps:

You can donate below:

HELP US HELP THE CHILDREN
A Project of Children Of Chornobyl Canadian Fund
2118-A Bloor Street West, Suite 200
Toronto, ON M6S 1M8

 

Tel.: (416) 604-4611
Fax: (416) 604-1688

E-mail: cccf@bellnet.ca
Website: http://www.huhtc.ca

Find us on Facebook: Help Us Help The Children

Registered Charitable Organization Number 1369 09538 RR0001

From your cell phone: Text GIFT to 45678 to donate 10$

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