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From the Archive: How the Chernobyl Disaster Caused Implosion of Soviet Union

Russia's invasion of Ukraine has brought Chernobyl back into the news. Reliable reports indicate that the Russian takeover presents some risks, but the reactors and spent fuel are already cold, so a nuclear incident is unlikely.  Harvard History Prof. Serhii Plokhy offers fascinating comments on the full impact of the 1986 meltdown, a major factor in the breakup of the USSR. Continue reading From the Archive: How the Chernobyl Disaster Caused Implosion of Soviet Union