... Passenger train Moscow - Kiev gradually moved away from the capital of the apron. It was Sunday evening. And at the station and on the platform, and in the train passengers were few. But even among these few people felt the latent tension: it was already published a report of the Council of Ministers of the USSR of the accident at the fourth block of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. And this gave rise to the first meager line alarm. One thing was clear: it is the case - a state of emergency, and to predict the effects of a difficult ...
And in the book "Reporting from Chernobyl," we have tried to tell you about one of the biggest failures of the XX century.
The accident on the fourth unit of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant - the event is not only tragic that affected one way or another the interests of hundreds of thousands of people forced to think a lot of politicians, scientists and just everyone.
Chernobyl has highlighted the rise of the highest human spirit and tremendous in its consequences negligence, powerful features of our economy and a surprising conservatism, which we are obliged to call the crime.
Of course, in the "report", written in hot pursuit, it is impossible to answer all had risen to his full height after the accident questions. Yes, we are for it and did not seek. Evaluate what happened in Chernobyl is still not a year or two. But the lesson of Chernobyl - economic, moral and political - must stay in all of us forever. Anyway, at that time, is dressed in a powerful armor made of concrete and steel will be "sarcophagus", which is now the fourth packed emergency unit.
In the book, there is no comprehensive assessments of what has happened, though, because what has happened is truly enormous and see all the eyes we, two journalists of "Izvestia", were simply not able to. In addition, how to document or tried to, we describe the twists and turns on itself a nuclear power plant in Pripyat, or once a quiet and cozy district center of Chernobyl, in a beautiful, but agitated Kiev, in strict clinics or noisy international press conferences, still we can not remain completely impartial. In the months of stay in a particular area, we have seen how many there are points of view on what happened and is happening in Chernobyl!