Documentary Heritage Related to accident at Chernobyl

Documentary heritage submitted by Ukraine and recommended for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 2017.

The explosion took place on 26 April, 1986, in the 4th unit of Chernobyl NPP, and affected numerous countries. The archives related to the accident, created in the Soviet Union and now declassified by Ukraine, are crucial for the understanding of its nature and its socio-political impact. The archive covers many aspects of the Chernobyl NPP such as its building and development, the accident’s initial handling and aftermath. The collection is housed in the State Archives of Ukraine and is made available to the public.

  • Year of submission: 2016
  • Year of inscription: 2017
  • Country: Ukraine
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