Chernobyl as the Beginning of the End of the Soviet Union

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Abstract

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

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  • Languages and Literature

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  • Chernobyl, peaceful atom, Soviet culture, communism, technology, apocalypse
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4-12
JournalBaltic Worlds
VolumeVII
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes

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