"Twenty-five years ago, Alexander Glushchenko volunteered to join the 'liquidators,' an army of 600,000 who put their lives on the line to clean up the aftermath of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.
But sitting in his Moscow apartment, packed with books and photos about the catastrophe, he argued that with a disaster this big, there could be no liquidation, only a 'minimization' of the consequences.
Glushchenko, 68, said crucial facts about the catastrophe remain 'silenced' and that the global community still has not learned its lesson.
However, the solution is not abandoning nuclear industry altogether but developing a 'culture of nuclear safety,' said Glush"
Alexandra Odynova reports for the Moscow Times in the conclusion of a three-part series April 26, 2011.
"Life After Chernobyl Blast Shown in Photo Exhibit" (AP)
"Chernobyl Can Provide Lessons for Japan, Russian Activist Says" (Japan Times)
"Chernobyl's Legacy: No Likely Return To Normality And a Never-Ending Bill" (Guardian)
"Chernobyl's Dark Legacy Lingers 25 Years on" (Australian Herald Sun)
"Candle-Lit Vigil To Remember Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster" (BBC News)
"Chernobyl 25 Years On: Learning the Lessons of Nuclear Disaster" (London Telegraph)