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Exhibition “Chernobyl Angel”

CHISINAU, April 16, 2013 — The Center of Military Culture and History hosted the exhibition “Chernobyl Angel” to mark 27 years since Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe.

During the event, painter Serghei Sulin, member of Plastic Artists’ Union from Republic of Moldova, participant in the catastrophe relief operations exhibited a few of his works on such topics as: “A feature report from Chernobyl”, “Native Lands” and “Bible Themes”. The event was carried out by Public Association of Chernobyl from Moldova, that displayed archive photos from the accident and the draft of Catastrophe Victims’ Memorial.

Writer Isidor Doctoreanu presented the books “Cernobil... tragedia veacului” (Chernobyl... Tragedy of a Century) and “Planeta Albastra S.O.S. si Cernobil 21” (S.O.S. Blue Planet and Chernobyl 21).

On the Commemoration Day of victims of Chernobyl catastrophe and other nuclear disasters, the participants’ widows received financial support through Minister of Defense’s order.

The catastrophe took place on April 26, 1986, when an explosion was held at one of Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant’s reactors. This is considered as the most serious nuclear power plant accident in history that affected over 7 million people. More than 3500 people from the current territory of Republic of Moldova participated in relief operations. About 800 of them died.

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