Archive for April, 2009

This is what I’ve shot on April 15th 2009, during my stay in Minsk and the Opera re-opening. It was an atmosphere like in a fairy tale. Guests: Various ministers (belarusian, russian, cutlture minister, foreign minister) and, of course, the Moscow Ensemble, with “Swan Lake”. What a contrast to the shadows in Belarus: A beautiful country, but affected by Chernobyl. Ok, here is my short clip:

And here are more impressions: Link1 Link2 Link3 Link4

Scandal News:

playwriter for Free Theatre Belarus victimized by a “spetsnaz” officer – Read about it HERE

(news by Young Liberals for Belarus / Charter97.org)

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Here is the footage of the Chernobyl 2009 March – a Charter97.org link. There is also Riot Police – just like in 2006 – here is a report sent to me by a belarusian friend.

Minsk, April 26th 2009 – it’s the 23rd Chernobyl year. Minsk – the main capital of Belarus – the most Chernobyl affected country in the world. They got 72% of the Chernobyl fallout – the explosion of an atomic reactor in 1986. The Government in Belarus wants to end Chernobyl, by strucking of villages from the (no longer allowed) Radiation map. President Lukashenko even tells the people to come back into contaminated areas, although more than 2 million people are already living there.

Here is his plan – Charter97 link. In my opinion as a special needs carer, this is a crime.

Thank you Charter97.org for your work. The world can eyewitness how rude the Belarusian Government handles the truth of Chernobyl along with the vicitims. But they are not the only ones who try ignore the facts. The Club also consitsts of the IAEA and the CORE program.

Since Jan. 21st 2009 ROSATOM builds the first atomic reactor – in Belarus.


More information about the 23rd Chernobyl year HERE.

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It’s not 23 years after Chernobyl,

It’s “23 Chernobyl years.”


Chernobyl is continuing to harm people and environment (scientific proven by Dr. Gennadi Milinevsky, Kiev, Anders Pape Moller CNRS and Prof. Timothy A. Mousseau, South Carolina ):

US Chernobyl Research Initiative: Consequences for People, insects and birds

Chernobyl was the explosion of a former russian atomic reactor in 1986.

72 % of it’s fallout went down on Belarus – the most Chernobyl affected country in the world. More than 2 million people are still living there in contaminated areas. Here are Belarusian Radiation maps

More: Belarusian independent Chernobyl information

The Government has build an own city around the main capital Minsk, it is called “Malinowka” – it’s like a circle around Minsk. Only for Chernobyl evacuees. The IAEA gags the WHO not to publish any other numbers about death or illness caused by Chernobyl. It’s because of a gag contract between the IAEA and the WHO – since 1959:

Learn about this global scandal here: Independent WHO

That’s why both say only 30 – 50 people died of Chernobyl and 5000 could die. Sources like the IPPNW (web) or the Ukrainian health minstry say: 125,000 people have died (1993) and 800,000 (according to German Federal Working Agency Chernobyl) are affected by Chernobyl. The IAEA denies every other cancer caused by radiation except thyroid cancer. This is because the IAEA is a profiteer of atomic energy: Read more about it here – IAEA and ICRP and ICRP and ALARA


Chernobyl kills invisible and continues. Chernobyl shows that atomic energy is not peaceful. Chernobyl exploded with a yield of 0,2 – 0,3 kilotons. There are atomic weapons which have a lower yield. Source: Robert Green (former British navy member) and Prof. Robert Hesketh (former physicist and atomic operant – CEGB) & Don Arnott – Hinkley Point Hearing 1988 – mentioned in the IPPNW book “Tschernobyl 1996”.

The Belarusian Government denies Chernobyl: 1000 villages struck off from being contaminated

This is also international supported via CORE Program – or “How to end Chernobyl”

The Belarusian Government denies every link between illness and Chernobyl – medics can lose their jobs if they make a connection. Next to Radio Belarus in Minsk is a house where the state records thyroid illnes among belarusian people. Here are photos from April 2009:

And near this house I’ve spotted a white bus. It was from the “Chernobyl Children’s Project International” – view their great website here and watch their interesting and well made movies. Regards to Mrs. Ryan.

And now, ROSATOM – the builder of the Iranian atomic reactors builds an atomic reactor in Belarus: Atomic power crisis

ROSATOM also started a joint venture with SIEMENS (Source) – which recently left AREVA (Areva scandals here)


Olga, a young journalist from Kiev, remembers her childhood as a wonderful time: she used to live in Pripyat, a young town, full of children, mushrooms and flowers. The only problem: Pripyat is located next to the reactor of Chernobyl. At the age of eight years Olga was evacuated with her family. 22 years later she returns with her Brazilian husband to the place of her childhood, which is now a ghost town. A film about the loss of home, the second generation after Chernobyl and the question if it is still dangerous to eat daisies?

Length: 61 minutes, 2008

More information and TRAILER here: lostparadise-themovie.com

Additional coverage in German news mags about LOST PARADISE:

Sueddeutsche NewsMag

DerFreitag web


old movie and blog entry HERE


And now more of my works:

Here are the latest photos I’ve made in Belarus

And here is the latest movie I’ve made

Never forget:

This is me, in April 2009, in Minsk:

The Chernobyl doctor’s name is Dr. Kalinskaya, watch her here

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When going back from Belarus to Germany on April 16th,  I passed Brest, the border City between Poland and Belarus. The track width in Russia / Belarus is 89 millimeter narrower than in Western Europe. Therefor each train which leaves Russia, need other wheels. I filmed the process on April 16th. Here is a short clip:

There is also a movie called “89 Millimeter” by German film maker Sebastian Heinzel – it’s about Belarus. More here: www.89millimeter-derfilm.de

He has also made another movie, this time about Chernobyl: Lost Paradise

And here are my other impressions from Belarus: HERE



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Yesterday (April 17th) I returned from a trip to Belarus. Organized by the German Civil Initiative for a World without an Atomic Threat (based in Rottweil) and the Belarusian Fond for the Children of Chernobyl (based in Minsk). We were a group of 11 people (age range from 18 – 54), students, special need carers, translators and teachers.

The program consisted of:

A stay at the City of Brest (historical memorial), the Technician University of Brest and a meeting with Prof. Severianin who has 200 patents and showed us various pioneer projects of thermal and solar energy, and also a 2 kw/h wind energy installment. After that we went to Luninetz (a Caesium 137 contaminated region due to the reactor explosion in 1986 / Chernobyl), where we visited the school, a club for disabled children, the White Lake and many many friends.

After 2 days we went to Minsk, there we met Chernobyl survivors, a doctor who was at the site of reactor No. IV / Chernobyl, in 1986. We stayed at the National Library (even on the roof), and the IBB supported history building about the Jewish Ghetto in Minsk. In the evening we were at the re-opening of the Minsk opera. The Moscow ensemble was there with Swan Lake, the Belarusian culture minister, the Belarusian foreign minister and the Russian Culture Minister. It was an unbelievable atmosphere, so tense, so magic.

Here are the first photos, from Brest, Luninetz, Minsk, ranging from April 10th to April 17th:

More Impressions form Belarus / Minsk / Luninetz / Radiation:


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First part HERE

Second part HERE

Open Forum in Minsk on April 2nd 2009 – about Socialism and Chernobyl and the “life after”. Citation from the Open Forum website:

Joint project of the Center for Research on Contemporary History Potsdam, the Master’s Program Eastern European Studies of the Elite Network of Bavaria, the European Humanities University Vilnius/Minsk, and the Ukraine National University Kievo-Mohyla Academy. This project is part of the initiative of the Volkswagen Foundation “Unity in Diversity. Foundation and Prerequisites for an Expanded Europe.”

1 – Interweavement of civil societal initiatives in Germany and Belarus

2 – towards gender aspects of (female) citizenship in Belarus after Chernobyl

3 – Politics and memory of the Chernobyl disaster in Belarus

4 – Ukrainian ecological NGOs after Chernobyl

5 – politics and social transformations

6 – Perception and isotermentation of Chernobyl accident in writ

More here: After-Chernobyl

Collission between French and British atomic submarines: HERE

As always: No one hurt, nothing happed.

Until next time…

After leaving Areva, SIEMENS (web) cooperates with ROSATOM (web) – the russian concern, which started building the first Belarusian atomic reactor. Belarus is the most Chernobyl affected country in the world. Still more than 2 million people are living in contaminated areas there. Russia is also involved in the construction of Iranian atomic reactors. SIEMENS – what have you done? Source HERE – more about the Belarusian reactor HERE

ROSATOM declared the Miss Atom 2009 – HERE

Silly and absurd.

No longer run times for atomic reactors in Germany. Decided by the court HERE

Neither RWE nor Vattenfall (view their scandal history here) had a chance. No longer running time for their atomic reactors. Atomic reactor Biblis A will be offline in 2010, atomic reactor Brunsbüttel will be offline 2012.This is the contract of the German Government. Although operators try to alter it. Alone for Biblis B – the IPPNW (web) recorded 210 heavy safety flaws! – Source

Hasta Luego Atomic Power.



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