Chernobyl Forest Fires Rage for more than a Week, Radiation Pollution Possible

Forest fires in Chernobyl continue for more than a week, and nearly 400 firefighters are involved in their extinguishing, DPA reported.

Environmental experts fear that these fires could come in contact with radioactive ash on the ground and spread radioactive smoke to the capital Kiev, which is about 100 km south of Chernobyl.

Why is Russia less affected than Luxembourg?

CNN wonders: Is Russia keeping the coronavirus under control?
According to information released by Russian officials, Putin's strategy appears to have worked.
The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Russia is surprisingly small, despite Russia having a very long border with China and recording its first case in January.

Luis Basch for Auschwitz: "Pain, Sorrow, Horror, Evil and Death"

A few months ago introduced us to Luis Basch - a traveller, who told us about his experiences from his trip to Chernobyl.

Now, he will tell us about another not so tourist famous destination he has recently visited and what he has learned there.

Read the interview below:

Balkan Travellers on Chernobyl, post-HBO Treatment

Graffiti in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. Photo: Pavel Shumejko.

"I would describe my trip to the zone as a once-in-a-lifetime experience," said Pavel Shumejko from North Macedonia. "I learned a lot about the zone and the accident and got to visit a lot of iconic places, starting from abandoned ruined villages, schools and hospitals to the ghost town of Pripyat."