Cover Osteuropa 4/2006

In Osteuropa 4/2006

Lie ‘86
Secret Chernobyl Documents

Alla Jarošinskaja

Deutsche Fassung


In her search for the truth about Chernobyl, Alla Yaroshinskaya came across secret documents revealing a massive cover-up by the Soviet leadership and a targeted policy of disinformation. Against their better knowledge, state and party leaders played down the extent of contamination, sent people back into irradiated areas, brought contaminated food stuffs into the distribution system and provided the world with a sanitised version of events.

(Osteuropa 4/2006, pp. 39–56)