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A New Book by Tchertkoff: A Full Review in the Canadian Slavonic Papers/Revue Canadienne Des Slavistes

The Crime of Chernobyl – The Nuclear Gulag, edited by Wladimir Tchertkoff, Glagoslav Publications, London, 2015, 622 pp., €34.70 (hardback), ISBN 978-1-784- 37932-2/€27.90 (paperback), ISBN 978-1-784-37931-5 The version of record of this manuscript has been published and is available in the Canadian Slavonic Papers/Revue Canadienne Des Slavistes (March 28, 2017) http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00085006.2017.1305013   Wladimir Tchertkoff offers…

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May, 7, 2017: 31st Anniversary Commemoration of Chornobyl in Toronto

Ukrainian Women’s Association of Canada, Kniahynia Olha Branch at St. Volodymyr Cathedral and St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Brotherhood invite you to the 31st Anniversary Commemoration of the CHORNOBYL CATASTROPHE. St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, 400 Bathurst Street, Toronto Featuring Speaker: Valentyna Rodak, President, St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Brotherhood (in Ukrainian) Screening of 2013 Documentary Chоrnobyl…

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The New Book Review: The Crime of Chernobyl – The Nuclear Gulag

Canadian Slavonic Papers (Revue Canadienne des Slavistes) published a book review “The Crime of Chernobyl – The Nuclear Gulag” by Alexander Belyakov.   To cite this article:   Alexander Belyakov (2017): The Crime of Chernobyl – The Nuclear Gulag, edited by Wladimir Tchertkoff. Glagoslav Publications, London, 2015, 622 pp. €34.70 (hardback), ISBN 978-1-784-37932-2/ €27.90 (paperback),…

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The Press about the 6th Anniversary of the Ongoing Fukushima Disaster

March 11th, 2017 will be the 6th anniversary of the ongoing Fukushima disaster. What do we know from press about it today? Fukushima: 6 years after Japan’s worst nuclear disaster (CBC/Radio-Canada, produced by The Current’s Lara O’Brien and Josh Bloch, with help from freelance journalist Chie Matsumoto in Japan.) According to Canadian Cancer Society figures,…

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Military Risks for Nuclear Safety in Ukraine

Statement by Mr. Serhii SHUTENKO, Director General for International Security of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, at the UN First Committee general debate  Mr. Chair, Excellencies, Distinguished delegates, On behalf of the delegation of Ukraine, allow me to congratulate you, Mr. Chair, and other members of the Bureau on your election. I’m looking forward to a constructive and result orientated dialogue during our…

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30th Anniversary of the Chornobyl Nuclear Disaster in Canada

On April 26, 1986, a reactor at the Chornobyl nuclear power plant near Prypiat exploded and melted down. The impact of the Chornobyl disaster is still being felt today, with adverse effects on the health of many people.  Estimates on the numbers of indirect deaths as a result of the Chornobyl disaster vary from the…

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“Echoes of Chornobyl” in Toronto

“Echoes of Chornobyl”, an evening of song and storytelling, happened in Toronto. The Chornobyl (Ukrainian spelling) accident on April 26, 1986, was one of the worst nuclear power plant accidents in history, in the number of casualties, and devastating contamination. An explosion and fire released large quantities of radioactive particles into the atmosphere, which spread over much…

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The Lasting Legacies of Chernobyl and Fukushima from Greenpeace

A new report marks the 5th anniversary of the Fukushima and the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl disasters. The recently published Greenpeace report “Nuclear scars: The Lasting Legacies of Chernobyl and Fukushima” (2016, March 9)  promotes research by the Greenpeace’s experts who carried out radiation field work to expose the unrelenting crises in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine…

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‘A2-B-C’ Film Screening: What is Happening to Children from Fukushima

‘A2-B-C’ Film is explaining how, eighteen months after the nuclear meltdown, children in Fukushima are suffering from severe nose bleeds and are developing skin rashes and thyroid cysts and nodules (A 2). Citing a lack of transparency in the official medical testing of their children and the ineffectiveness of the decontamination of their homes and…

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“Unreasonable Risks to National Security” in Canada

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission states that the operators of an Ontario nuclear power plant failed to comply with certain licensing conditions, behaviour that could produce “unreasonable risks to national security.” Global News report by  Monique Muise and Jacques Bourbeau provides more insights. Ontario Power Generation Inc. was slapped with a $31,690 fine in a…

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