The Chernobyl disaster - the severe days
The Chernobyl Disaster The Severe Days This video sheds light on the forgotten heroes who saved a large portion of Europe during the Chernobyl disaster Most of these men would ultimately pass away due to the radiation but the world owes a lot to them

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This film shows the terrifying images captured by the Russian filmmaker Vladimir Shevchenko on scene at Chernobyl those dreadful days in April 1986. Shevchenko later died suffering from the radiation he exposed himself to. Although his name is not among the official casualties of the accident, this last tragic film of him keeps his name alive forever.


nona nona : I can't believe that poor man went up on the roof to Fimber the exposed core without any protection and no-ine tried to stop him. Poor man. His death must have been horrific. He left an invaluable historical document in his film.

William Gill_Esq. : Unreal. God bless all the hero liquidators of Chernobyl, and the man who made this film.

Jan B. : Every single one of the miners shown in this film is a hero to us all. Without their work, the melted core would've sunk into the water table, causing even more widespread contamination.

Jan B. : PaintAnimation101: the fuzziness, or "50s look", is caused by the film itself absorbing radiation from the surroundings.

Dominique Charriere : The workers were sent to their death, most knew, as it was the case with the first to arrive, the Chernobyl fire brigade. These were true heroes.

Ford F150 : This man was brave enough to make this amazing but truly sad film of Chernobyl. Witnessing miners working without protective clothing, the biorobots, and the helicopter crash, which I had never seen before until now.

Judy G. : All these "first responders" are dead from th effects of radiation exposure. They had no idea how much danger they were ind

Katzenberg : Today 28 years before. The night of the end of the world.

Access Uploads : God bless them, All Governments should serve their families forever....😓🤲🏼 Not only Soviet Union...all Europe and Middle East are doubt of them

Orion6699 : Incredible filming. A true tragedy. I hope that upcoming HBO series on this does the men who did all that terrible work justice.

CameraCapers : Bless them all!

Camshaft Shaft : Either way the men of Chernobyl are Hero's and the men weren't on strike when it happened it was a test they were performing to see if they could still get power with the fuel rods lifted out and they didn't keep cooling the reactor properly! Government idiots are the cause of this explosion trying to save money it's always about greed always! Peace everyone!

dp233332 : thank god for the courage of those various liquidators the horrible sacrifices they made saved the clue why we still use nuclear power at all...its not worth the risk

Sylvio Bazote : Vídeo muito interessante. Por inocência ou coragem, as pessoas morrem para registrar a História.

wheeln 24/7 : Biorobots huh? Now we know what 1980s Russia called their working class.

Nuno Bettencourt : True heroes 🙏💪❤️

cynaraos : Looking at most of the comments on this video, I doubt any of the commenters truly know what happened that fateful night.

jackie pollard : You would think that we would learn from this...r.i.p

Frosted : I watched this out of respect to the cameraman and the thousands of Soviet citizens that not only saved the Ukraine and Soviet Russia, but Western Europe as well. Many of these people worked knowing they would die . . . and die horribly. They did their duty.

Crumpled Pages : it wasn't russia, it was the USSR confederation, in Ukraine.

Sean Langwell : Go play S.T.A.L.K.E.R. that'll show u what it's like

tonnhard : thanks for the video. it tells a story the world needs to know.

MosinNagantR : chernobyl happened because the workers went on strike and werent working like they were supposed to. they didnt understand how fragile and delicate nuclear fission is and how dangerous it is. because of those people, many innocent lives were lost and many innocent children were deformed due to the radiation. :(

GreenDayRoxer1 : Unsung heroes...

IamCorgidan : Actually. they can, and it's in fact better for the animals since it isn't safe for us to live there.

Nik Amirul : *******

RaccoonHF : Fuck you. fucking shitbag


Nik Amirul : Feel Sad About chernobyl,(Like ur watching this in 2013 :) )

Jellybeans Me : I just can't believe how they (nuclear power plant owners) feel they had the right to send innocent everyday people in to clean up there shitty mess! How dare they!! You guys built guys mend it!! So sad

binarysoup : yes indeed. mankind greedy ones opend the box of pandora and still don´t know what they are doing. Worldwide about 300 more nuclear powerplants are planed to be build in the future and even if nothing happens (an impossible scenario because we are humans) nobody knows what to do with all the atomic waste that is toxicating wide areas.

Antonio Pereira : Your movie made me so sad. I am unhappy now. Why suffered heroes are allways unknown? Thanks for your movie.

Sharona Gelico : This is so sad :(

opetrenko : People make a bigger deal out of medium or low doses on the scales of months and years (there are places in the world with LOW cancer rates but radiation background 10 times higher than the 20mSv per year Fukushima exclusions zone). But 10 Roentgens (100mSv) PER HOUR? Damn... Check out the NOVA video. They actually had some scientists having to hop in and out of areas of 500-1000 Roentgens per hour... (1000 Roentgens is the cutoff for any serious chance of survival, from Radworker training)

560pizza : This is Ukraine you idiot

Paliv : Wow, just amazing.

FrostBanana : Oh, ok. I saw this morning that there has been a steam leak in Fukushima. Does that mean it's still boiling/fissioning inside ? steam don't produce itself.

Michael Simonetti : I'm pretty sure that was after the meltdown, that's what this guy filmed.

Michael Simonetti : There was both a meltdown and an explosion actually. The graphite moderator was the reason for the ignition/explosion.

John Bonner : Chernobyl is in Ukraine fucktard. I hope a hot stone gets shoved up your ass for being so insensitive.

plantaan26 : He is a egyptian muslim, I think that explains the most, When i was there they wanted to buy my girlfriend for 200 camels.

Cyphik : There are a lot of major financial interests across the globe that don't want people to know exactly how many people have become casualties of chernoblyl. Organizations and people who have a lot of money and status to lose, should it be known the true dangers of old tech nuclear reactors we all live close to. Nuclear energy is a catch 22, more work needs to be done to build safer and cleaner power.

Mastorus : you made me sad....

hellya uarme : F is a good letter

coasteraddict10 : Or reinvent nuclear so that we're not desperately trying to stop a meltdown but trying to encourage it (the idea being it's much easier for a meltdown to occur if you're always trying to stop it compared to it being inherently harder for a reactor to meltdown if you're trying to get it so to produce energy.

coasteraddict10 : Erm, no I think that's the back of the reactor at an angle, you can actually see bits of the top that has been blown off as the closer reactor is no.3 the far one is 4 which looks a bit messed up haha.

james c : there were two explosions the first being steam and the second believed to be hydrogen

FrostBanana : The reactor never exploded, it melted and caused the collapsing.

John Doe : Your english test grade F-