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:
with kind regards,