Chernobyl as the Beginning of the End of the Soviet Union

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The belief in technology was fundamental in Soviet culture. When the nuclear reactor exploded and harvested souls and spread illness throughout a vast area, over the course of many years, an image of the collapse of the Soviet Union was thereby created. Chernobyl became an image of the apocalypse of communism
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4-12
JournalBaltic Worlds
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Languages and Literature

Free keywords

  • Chernobyl
  • peaceful atom
  • Soviet culture
  • communism
  • technology
  • apocalypse


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