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Lonely Angel of Chernobyl

Ukrainian artist Anatoly Haidamaka has created an amazing sculpture of a lonely angel that stands on the toxic soil of Chernobyl, pressing a trumpet to her lip in a silent song. This is a most memorable tribute to all those who perished in one of the worst nuclear disasters in the world.

It was on April 26, 1986, that a safety test was done on a reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant located near Pripyat, Ukraine. During this time something went wrong and suddenly a steam explosion was followed by an inferno. Afterward, flames engulfed the nuclear plant for ten days and radioactive smoke went swirling through the air. It quickly poisoned the firefighters who fought the blaze.

Unfortunately, the firefighters were not made aware that this was not just another ordinary fire. As they battled the toxic flames it became apparent that their bodies were slowly being poisoned. As a result, 29 people died from acute radiation sickness and as weeks went by hundreds were becoming sick.

The “Monument of the Third Angel” also adds a Biblical look at this tragic event from a passage taken from the New Testament, Revelation 8:10-11

“And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from Heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters; And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood, and many men died of the waters because they were made bitter.”

 What is interesting is that Chernobyl was named after the Ukrainian word for mugwort or Artemisia vulgaris which is common wormwood. 

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  1. I remember well that awful tragedy. And I remember what the nonsense Russian TV showed us. Pure lie. My friends went on an excursion to Pripyat and invited us together but we refused to go there. To me, it is like a horror movie.

  2. there was such a hue and cry when this finally came to light. The Soviet Government denied the accident in public three times.

    Nuclear power, the way we do it today has more risk than needed. Research into Col fusion continues!

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