Compilation of Rare 1986 Videos of Chernobyl Disaster. (English)

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On April 26, 2016, Ukraine marked the sad 30th anniversary of the Chornobyl nuclear disaster. The Chernobyl disaster was a catastrophic nuclear accident that occurred on 26 April 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the city of Pripyat, then located in the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic of the Soviet Union (USSR). An explosion and fire released large quantities of radioactive particles into the atmosphere, which spread over much of the western USSR and Europe. Moscow tried to hide the disaster for 2 days before finally admitting the accident. Evacuation began long before the accident was publicly known throughout the Union. Only on 28 April, after radiation levels set off alarms at the Forsmark Nuclear Power Plant in Sweden, over 1,000 kilometres (620 mi) from the Chernobyl Plant, did the Soviet Union publicly admit that an accident had occurred. At 21:02 that evening a 20-second announcement was read in the TV news program Vremya: There has been an accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. One of the nuclear reactors was damaged. The effects of the accident are being remedied. Assistance has been provided for any affected people. An investigative commission has been set up. — Vremya, 28 April 1986 (21:00) This was the entirety of the announcement of the accident. The nearby city of Pripyat was not immediately evacuated. The townspeople went about their usual business, completely oblivious to what had just happened. By 11:00 on 27 April, buses had arrived in Pripyat to start the evacuation. Thirty-one deaths are directly attributed to the accident, all among the reactor staff and emergency workers. An UNSCEAR report places the total confirmed deaths from radiation at 64 as of 2008. The Chernobyl Forum predicts the eventual death toll could reach 4,000 among those exposed to the highest levels of radiation (200,000 emergency workers, 116,000 evacuees and 270,000 residents of the most contaminated areas). The soundtrack is "Ethnicolor 1" by Jean Michel Jarre.


Gusstavv's Stuff : Temporary evacuation... still going... for a quite bit still

jonny kuke : You know it's really bad when the Soviets actually admit something

HoScaleTrain Smartt : This accident was the worst nuclear disaster in history, may all the brave men and women be remembered for their brave actions.

7421284236 __________________________ : So many scientists in the comment section, unbelievable.

Prasad Wagh : Those workers at 7:58 really need to be applauded for their work. Just watching them do a quick clean and run for their lives is scary as shit.

Geoff Halsey : The guys on the roof of the reactor, clearing the rubble, must have been incredibly brave. The high level of radiation, meant almost certain death.

Tim Padleki : "Hey Joe, did you set the thermostat for 700?" "Whoops".

Lon W. : I understand that men freely chose to give their lives to help save others. Others did not have this choice, yet I know that some must have known and made personal decisions. The character of these men deserves mention and have earned a place to sit in high honor.

Mencius Moldbug : "hold where the smoke is!" was definitely not one of his best ideas

Pjotr Slanina : Those soldiers, shoving heavy radioactive graphite into that 'pit off hell', are the REAL heroes!! And ofcourse all the other liquidators.

john quackers : i love how during the explanation of what happened the narrator keeps ensuring brittish reactors are safer

Nick Jeffrey : This is one of the best videos covering this incident. Thanks so much for your time and effort putting this together. I have never seen the last clip and wish to find it in full right now.

Naamah : Soon it will be 33 years since the disaster. So frightening..

6Twisted : 8:00, what's creepy is I believe those people later died of radiation poisoning because they were told it was safe despite working in lethal levels of radiation. You're watching them unknowingly work to death.

Fattest Royal : "Hold where the smoke is" Ivan, is not like cigarettes or weed, you dont become super hero from smoking plutonium. Blyat

ZachTheGamer 812 : Only if i could shake the hands of the men who truly put their lives on the line knowing they have a 70% chance of living.

Thogrin : this is typical russian attitude - they say nothing. alll over the world radiation is above level, noone know why, than russia confirm - yeah sorry, we forgot to mention it was our powerplant...

Xerxes1 : "A temporary evacuation may be needed." -Yes, for maybe, 45000 years...

MAHABO Productions : *OMG* This is so deep video!

SoylentGamer : 7:40 the man recording this footage died the same year of the accident due to radiation poisoning.

Juan José Rivillas Álvarez : I mean chernobyl and fukushima led us this lesson: If the government says that is safe IT ISN'T

Bikfitz : That phone call, right after the explosion is highly impressive, and scary. Im amazed that even this was recorded and later, revealed. And those who are speaking are one of the heroes of Chernobyl (sry 4 bad inglisch.)

CambridgeSurpriseMinor : 'Hold where the smoke is'...not the best idea (!)

Max Eisenhardt : Damn.. its crazy this shit actually happened. Its like you know it happened but you don't know truly till you start digging into it. Far out!

SadisticFella : Some extremely brave souls there at the clean up which didn't survive and dead in the forth coming weeks after they were there. Not just for Ukraine or Russia but the majority of us all.

Sungazer : 8:34 wtf are those sounds?

Стефан : 4:47 damn this sounds so scary and I don't know why but this type of quality sounds scary to me

404 Not Found : Soviets were more honest about Chernobyl than TEPCO about Fukushima

SD Customs : One of the biggest negative misconceptions about nuclear power plants is that they can explode like atomic bombs, this is simply not the case.

R13 : Some idiots in the past decided to build a massively overpowered reactor with many design flaws and misused it by violated its operating rules. Now everyone is scared to death of nuclear power. Sad.

NAITEEVE EDM : 8:00 creepy as the hell

AnOrdinaryDude NamedGavin : *Joseph* *Stanligrad* *Was* *Triggered* Edit:Pls don't attack me (+_+)

Genghisville : This is the best Chernobyl video on the internet. Thanks for compiling and translating all this footage!

Kevin charles Puyat : So thats how communism works..brainwashing your people that everything is fine while something is wrong with the nuclear power plant..

big ass nigga : why not have a rad-away

Эxodus : 7:38 holy shit i saw that clip years before, never knew it was from chernobyl

Fadilizer : Teaser trailer for the new fallout, Fallout Pripyat.

Benny Kleykens : All those rescue workers that thought they were wearing protective clothes.... It was a crime against humanity and nobody stood trial.

Maxim Polsky : Пиздец! Официальные советские новости просто убили меня! Грёбанный режим!

cp : they were more worried about keeping it under wraps from the Western World us but they put their own people and so much Danger

BlaaK TeiR : 50 thousand people used to live here, now it's a ghost town.

Alex Vazquez : The radiation was so strong that it melted and softened the metal from that heli. Holy shit 😨

Chief mechanical engineer : Voluntarism and criminal negligence in relation to nuclear safety Scientific Project Manager of the RBMK-1000 Aleksandrova, designers reactor Dollezhal and Yemelyanov, as well as ambition and careerism USSR Minister of Medium Machine Building Slavskogo, that's what was the true cause global catastrophe, which occurred April 26, 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant . The real culprits of the Chernobyl accident: №1 Slavskii EP - Minister / Chairman of the State Committee of Medium Machine Building of the USSR, he was the initiator of the nuclear reactors of the RBMK series for nuclear power plants on the basis of industrial uranium-graphite reactor for production of weapons-grade plutonium; №2 Aleksandrov AP - Director of the Kurchatov Institute of Atomic Energy (since 1975, president of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR), also known as Supervisor of RBMK-1000 project; №3 Dollezhal NA - Director and Scientific Director of NII-8, then NIKIET, he is the Chief Designer of the RBMK-1000; №4 Yemelyanov IJ - Deputy Director for Science and Technology Research Institute, the 8, then NIKIET, he is Deputy Chief Designer of the RBMK-1000.

METAL1ON : Seeing the liquidators working always amazes me. These people were sent in when robots failed due to the high level of radiation. Who in their right mind would go and do that work how little information must have been available to these men before they agreed to this, it is sickening.

A Person : Using nuclear energy is like playing with fire. We don't know how much damage it can do..

Commanderd2007 : Thank you for this.

G4W Gaming : Jesus, that song at 7:53 just filled me with an absolute sense of dread. F U C K O F F R U S S I A

Unknown : "Temporary" Yeah 26000 years is "temporary"

Nachö Spinelli : The music and all the videos of the place makes you feel something strangely creepy and hard to explain, always felt some strange feeling around all that Chernobyl episode