“On the Front Lines”: Life Among the Babushkas of Chernobyl

This project discusses the people who still call the Exclusion Zone home: the babushkas of Chernobyl. What motivated them to return? How do they live in this strange environment? And what effects does the Zone’s radiation continue to have on their health?

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Jonathan Lehr ‘23 is a prospective History major from Baltimore, Maryland.

RUSS043 Chernobyl: Nuclear Naratives and the Environment, Swarthmore College, Spring 2020