Radiation and Agriculture: Financial Effects

My project covers how the aftermath of Chernobyl impacted Eastern European nations financially both immediately after the crisis and into the 21st century. Primarily, I focus on the Eastern European agriculture sector and examine what role the agriculture crisis played in the overall financial struggles of the USSR nearing the end of its existence.

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Zander Levitz ‘20 is from Chappaqua, NY and studied Economics and Psychology at Swarthmore. Zander was also a member of the men’s lacrosse team and the president of the Golf Club.

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