Mertvaya Ruka: Dead Hand

The end of the Cold War brought to many an end to the fears that a nuclear war could erupt at any moment between the United States and the Soviet Union. And while that fear has by and large subsided, there is a relic of the Cold War that could have enacted a nuclear exchange […]

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Chernobyl, Ghost of the Past

The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station, originally known as the V.I. Lenin Nuclear Power Station, was built in 1977 in the Ukrainian SSR (Soviet Socialist Republic) near the border between Ukraine and Belarus. It consisted of four nuclear reactors, with two more planned but never completing construction. Although Reactor #4 had been operating without incident for […]

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