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The Long Shadow of Chernobyl

On April 26, 1986, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant experienced an explosion, subsequent fire and near nuclear meltdown that sent large amounts of nuclear radiation into the air. This caused the immediate evacuation of Pripyat, a town with a population of nearly 50,000, over a 36 hour period, not to mention casting a large trail of nuclear radiation over many parts of Europe.

The video above is for a Kickstarter project to promote the publication of a book called “The Long Shadow of Chernobyl”, a collection of photographs taken by Gerd Ludwig of the Chernobyl plant and Pripyat, taking over a 20 year period. My guess is that most people under the age of 30 have not seen many pictures of Chernobyl and Pripyat except perhaps in the game Call of Duty. Hopefully this book will enlighten those completely unaware of this massive tragedy.

Kiev Protestors Dancing To Pharrell Williams’s “Happy”

This is a pretty powerful video of Kiev protestors dancing to Pharrell Williams’s “Happy”. What starts out as a uplifting and positive message becomes more real as the dancers make their way through Kiev’s Independence Square, showing the stark environment in which protestors fought and more than 70 people sacrificed their lives.

‘I Am A Ukrainian’ – An Urgent Plea

The crisis in the Ukraine has been reaching a breaking point with more than 60 people dying in the past two days in the riots and protests in Kiev. Please share this video with your friends so that they might learn what is going on there.