Chornobyl and the Collapse of the USSR

This project focuses on the significance of nationalist movements in destabilizing the power of the USSR, and how the Chornobyl disaster was a major factor in inspiring organizing political opposition to the Soviet government across the Soviet Union, particularly in Ukraine where the explosion took place. I also look at Svetlana Alexievich’s book Voices from Chernobyl as a supplementary resource which confirms the arguments of historians’ analysis through personal testimony.

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Campbell Adams is a junior history major at Haverford College.

RUSSB220 Chornobyl, Bryn Mawr College, Fall 2023

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