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    Chernobyl: 35 years of memory

    Documentary exhibition

    26 April, 2021


    The State Archival Service of Ukraine presents


    The exhibition contains documentary photos from the Exclusion Zone, official letters, minutes of meetings of the Communist Party, reports and reports of the party members and the leadership of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant after the accident; photographs, questionnaires, certificates of the liquidators of the accident, and letters and telegrams of people, who offered to help those affected by the disaster.

    «The set of the documents related to the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant comprehensively reflects the causes, course and consequences of the major man-made disaster of the twentieth century, and has become a cruel test not only for Ukraine. The totalitarian Soviet system concealed the truth about this tragedy, and documents about it had different levels of secrecy. In independent Ukraine these vultures were removed, documents are available for research and partially published, and on October 30, 2017 the Ukrainian nomination «Documentary Heritage Related to the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Accident» were included in the International Register of the UNESCO Programme «Memory of the World». The main purpose of the State Archive Service of Ukraine, for the sake of memory and future generations, is to convey to the world community the truth about the Chernobyl disaster, the danger of radiation and the human factor, which played a part in the resulting tragedy and the elimination of its consequences, to create an electronic resource accessible to researchers on the Internet », said the Head of the State Archive Service Anatolii Khromov.

    The exhibition included documents from the State archives of the Kyiv and Zhytomyr regions, the Central State Archive of Public Associations of Ukraine and the Central State CinePhotoPhono Archives of Ukraine named after H. Pshenychny.

    The State Archive Service of Ukraine thanks for the idea and assistance in realization of the exhibition project to the operator of tours in the Exclusion Zone Real Chernobyl and Varvare Mirankovi.

    You can also read the article «The situation in Pripyat is normal, the level of radiation is controlled …» Anatolii Khromova (“Ukrainian Pravda” on April 26, 2021, the project “Historical Truth”).

    Central State CinePhotoPhono Archives of Ukraine named after H. Pshenychny

     

    Type of destroyed power unit № 4 of the Chernobyl NPP named after V. I. Lenin
    Kyiv region. 1986
    Author of the photo V. Repik.

    The helicopter decontaminates the territory of power unit № 4 of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant V. I. Lenin
    Kyiv region. 1986
    Author of the photo V. Zufarov.

    The Head of Shift of Reactor Department № 1 of Chernobyl NPP named after V. I. V. Lenin V. Gladenko conducts radiation control of the reactor surface.
    Kyiv region. 1986
    Author of the photo V. Zufarov.

    Military and traffic police in a car on the territory polluted after the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. V. I. Lenin.
    Pripyat Kyiv region, 1986

    The group of liquidators of the consequences of the Chernobyl accident named after VI Lenin.
    Pripyat, Kyiv region, 1986

    Decontamination by air of the territory of unit № 4 of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant V. I. Lenin
    Kyiv region, May 1986
    Author of photo V. Zufarov.

    The Head of the Military Traffic Inspection of Sector 2, Officer A. Reshetnyak, regulates the movement of vehicles going to the area of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant him. B. I. Lenin.
    Chernobyl region of Kiev region, May 1986
    Author of the photo V. Zufarov.

    View of destroyed power unit № 4 of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant V. I. Lenin after the accident.
    Kyiv region, June 10, 1986

    General view of the construction of the guard village Green Cape.
    Chernobyl district of Kiev region. 1986
    Author of the photo V. Repik.

    The foreman V. Druzhko presents a symbolic key from the village Ternopil Makariv district of Kyiv region, which was built for displaced persons affected by the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. V. I. Lenin, Chairman of the Chapayev Village Council of the Chernobyl District of the Kiev region P. Kozlenko.
    2 August 1986
    Author of the photo Yu. Mosenzhik.

    Concrete overloading section for the construction of the protective wall of the power unit № 4 of the Chernobyl NPP named after VI Lenin.
    Kyiv region, September 17, 1986
    Author of the photo V. Repik

    Installation of metal ceilings and concrete of the protective wall of the power unit № 4 of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant V. I. Lenin.
    Kyiv region, October 4, 1986
    Author of the photo V. Repik, V. Zufarov.

    Meeting on the occasion of completion of the construction of the shut-off of the reactor hall of power unit № 4 of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant named after V. I. Lenin.
    m. Pripyat Kyiv region, 1986
    Author of the photo V. Falin.

    State Archives of Zhytomyr region

    Order of the Zhytomyr Regional Department of Communal Economy of May 2, 1986 161 On the readiness of nonexistent units of the Oblast. CBS ».

    Order of the Zhytomyr Regional Department of Communal Economy of May 2, 1986 161 On the readiness of nonexistent units of the Oblast. CBS ».

    Order of the Zhytomyr Regional Department of Communal Economy dated May 3, 1986 162 « On measures to strengthen radiation protection in the region».

    Resolution of the Executive Committee of the Zhytomyr Regional Council of People’s Deputies and Presidium of the Zhytomyr Regional Council of Trade Unions on August 2, 1986 № 270 «On the procedure of providing housing to the population evacuated from the zone of the Chernobyl NPP».

    Resolution of the Executive Committee of the Zhytomyr Regional Council of People’s Deputies and Presidium of the Zhytomyr Regional Council of Trade Unions on August 2, 1986 № 270 «On the procedure of providing housing to the population evacuated from the zone of the Chernobyl NPP».

    Resolution of the Executive Committee of the Zhytomyr Regional Council of People’s Deputies and Presidium of the Zhytomyr Regional Council of Trade Unions on August 2, 1986 № 270 «On the procedure of providing housing to the population evacuated from the zone of the Chernobyl NPP».

    Decision of the Executive Committee of the Zhytomyr Regional Council of People’s Deputies of March 16, 1990 № 56 «On approval of the additional list of settlements subjected to radioactive contamination».

    Decision of the Executive Committee of the Zhytomyr Regional Council of People’s Deputies of March 16, 1990 № 56 «On approval of the additional list of settlements subjected to radioactive contamination».

    Decision of the Executive Committee of the Zhytomyr Regional Council of People’s Deputies of March 16, 1990 № 56 «On approval of the additional list of settlements subjected to radioactive contamination».

    Photo of the prohibition sign at the entrance to the 30-kilometer zone.

    Photo of departure of residents of the village. Yazhberen of Narodytskyi district, 1990

    Photo of a commemorative sign at the entrance to the village Maryanivka, Narodytsia district.

    Archival certificates dated 31.03.1993 № 10645 and 23.09.1993 № 18651, issued by the Chemical Forces Department of the Carpathian Military District in the name of Makovsky V.F. and Coastal M.M. article «A Fame will find you».

    Photos of liquidators of the I category.

    Certificate of the victim of the Chernobyl disaster (category 1), information on the award of the Diploma of the Presidium of the Supreme Council of the USSR, thanks of the Chief State Medical Officer of the Zhytomyr district of Chekrenov, P.I. personal photos and memories.

    Central State Archives of Public Organizations of Ukraine

    Information report by the Secretary of the Kyiv Regional Committee of the party G. Revenko to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Ukraine about the explosion at block № 4 of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. April 26, 1986

    Information report by the Secretary of the Kyiv Regional Committee of the party G. Revenko to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Ukraine about the explosion at block № 4 of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. April 26, 1986

    Report of the Minister of Internal Affairs USSR I. Gladush to the Central Committee of the Communist Party on measures to eliminate the consequences of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. April 27, 1986

    Report of the Minister of Internal Affairs USSR I. Gladush to the Central Committee of the Communist Party on measures to eliminate the consequences of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. April 27, 1986

    Report of the Minister of Road Transport USSR P. Volkov to the Central Committee of the Communist Party on measures to evacuate the population from the Chernobyl accident zone. April 27, 1986

    Report of the Minister of Road Transport USSR P. Volkov to the Central Committee of the Communist Party on measures to evacuate the population from the Chernobyl accident zone. April 27, 1986

    Report of the Minister of Road Transport USSR P. Volkov to the Central Committee of the Communist Party on measures to evacuate the population from the Chernobyl accident zone. April 27, 1986

    Report of the Minister of Internal Affairs USSR I. Gladush to the Central Committee of the Communist Party concerning the evacuation of the population from the Chernobyl accident zone. April 28, 1986

    Report by the Department of Science and Educational Institutions of the Central Committee of the Communist Party on some priority issues in connection with the situation at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. April 29, 1986

    Report by the Department of Science and Educational Institutions of the Central Committee of the Communist Party on some priority issues in connection with the situation at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. April 29, 1986

    Notification of the Party Organizational Work Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party on the moral and psychological state of the population and the awareness-raising work of the party bodies in connection with the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident. April 30, 1986

    Notification of the Party Organizational Work Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party on the moral and psychological state of the population and the awareness-raising work of the party bodies in connection with the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident. April 30, 1986

    Notification of the Party Organizational Work Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party on the moral and psychological state of the population and the awareness-raising work of the party bodies in connection with the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident. April 30, 1986

    Report of the Minister of Health USSR A. Romanenko to the Central Committee of the Communist Party on the state of radiation and the presence of radioactive substances in the environment. May 3, 1986

    Report of the Minister of Health USSR A. Romanenko to the Central Committee of the Communist Party on the state of radiation and the presence of radioactive substances in the environment. May 3, 1986

    Resolution of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the Communist Party «On Measures for Strengthening Works Related to Elimination of the Accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant and Elimination of Its Consequences». May 8, 1986

    Resolution of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the Communist Party «On Measures for Strengthening Works Related to Elimination of the Accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant and Elimination of Its Consequences». May 8, 1986

    Resolution of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the Communist Party «On Measures for Strengthening Works Related to Elimination of the Accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant and Elimination of Its Consequences». May 8, 1986

    Resolution of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the Communist Party «On Measures for Strengthening Works Related to Elimination of the Accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant and Elimination of Its Consequences». May 8, 1986

    Resolution of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the Communist Party «On Measures for Strengthening Works Related to Elimination of the Accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant and Elimination of Its Consequences». May 8, 1986

    Resolution of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the Communist Party «On Measures for Strengthening Works Related to Elimination of the Accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant and Elimination of Its Consequences». May 8, 1986

    Information message of the First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, V. Shcherbitsky, to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union about the work done in connection with the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. May 22, 1986

    Information message of the First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, V. Shcherbitsky, to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union about the work done in connection with the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. May 22, 1986

    Information message of the First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, V. Shcherbitsky, to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union about the work done in connection with the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. May 22, 1986

    Information message of the First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, V. Shcherbitsky, to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union about the work done in connection with the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. May 22, 1986

    Certificate of the Minister of Health of USSR A. Romanenko at the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Ukraine on the expected dose loads on children’s contingents in Kyiv in connection with the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. May 26, 1986

    Certificate of the Minister of Health of USSR A. Romanenko at the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Ukraine on the expected dose loads on children’s contingents in Kyiv in connection with the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. May 26, 1986

    Information message of the State Ministry of Agriculture of the Ukrainian SSR to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Ukraine on work in the country’s agro-industrial complex to eliminate the consequences of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. June 11, 1986

    Information message of the State Ministry of Agriculture of the Ukrainian SSR to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Ukraine on work in the country’s agro-industrial complex to eliminate the consequences of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. June 11, 1986

    Information reference of the Ministry of Energy and Electrification of the USSR at the CPU Central Committee on measures to ensure the commissioning of the emergency power units of the Chernobyl NPP. July 11, 1986

    Information message of the State Ministry of Agriculture of the Ukrainian SSR to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Ukraine on work in the country’s agro-industrial complex to eliminate the consequences of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. June 11, 1986

    Information message of the State Ministry of Agriculture of the Ukrainian SSR to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Ukraine on work in the country’s agro-industrial complex to eliminate the consequences of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. June 11, 1986

    Information message of the State Ministry of Agriculture of the Ukrainian SSR to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Ukraine on work in the country’s agro-industrial complex to eliminate the consequences of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. June 11, 1986

    Information message of the State Ministry of Agriculture of the Ukrainian SSR to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Ukraine on work in the country’s agro-industrial complex to eliminate the consequences of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. June 11, 1986

    Information reference of the Ministry of Energy and Electrification of the USSR to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Ukraine on measures to ensure the commissioning of the emergency power units of the Chernobyl NPP. July 25, 1986

    Information reference of the Ministry of Energy and Electrification of the USSR to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Ukraine on measures to ensure the commissioning of the emergency power units of the Chernobyl NPP. July 25, 1986

    Information reference of the Ministry of Energy and Electrification of the USSR to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Ukraine on measures to ensure the commissioning of the emergency power units of the Chernobyl NPP. July 25, 1986

    Information reference of the Ministry of Energy and Electrification of the USSR to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Ukraine on measures to ensure the commissioning of the emergency power units of the Chernobyl NPP. July 25, 1986

    Information reference of the Ministry of Energy and Electrification of the USSR to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Ukraine on measures to ensure the commissioning of the emergency power units of the Chernobyl NPP. July 25, 1986

    Information reference of the Ministry of Energy and Electrification of the USSR to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Ukraine on measures to ensure the commissioning of the emergency power units of the Chernobyl NPP. July 25, 1986

    Certificate of the Civil Protection Staff of the Ukrainian State Security Service at the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Socialist Republic on the progress of work on the elimination of the accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. August 31, 1986

    Certificate of the Civil Protection Staff of the Ukrainian State Security Service at the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Socialist Republic on the progress of work on the elimination of the accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. August 31, 1986

    Certificate of the Civil Protection Staff of the Ukrainian State Security Service at the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Socialist Republic on the progress of work on the elimination of the accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. August 31, 1986

    State Archives of Kiev region

    Letter-Notification of the Director of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant V.P. Brukhanov «About the accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant V.I.Lenin ». April 26, 1986

    Special report on the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant (Chernobyl). April 26, 1986

    Information of the Central Committee of the Communist Party on the Chernobyl accident. April 26, 1986

    Information of the Central Committee of the Communist Party on the Chernobyl accident. April 26, 1986

    Hero of the Soviet Union Vladimir Pavlovich Pravyk, lieutenant of the armed forces. 1983

    Questionnaire of participants in the liquidation of the Chernobyl accident Pravika PO and Pravik NI 1993

    Questionnaire of participants in the liquidation of the Chernobyl accident Pravika PO and Pravik NI 1993

    Questionnaire of participants in the liquidation of the Chernobyl accident Pravika PO and Pravik NI 1993

    Natalia Ivanivna and Pavlo Opanasovych Pravyky. 1990

    Cadet Pravik V. (pictured – left). Cherkasy, school. 1979

    Pravyk Volodymyr and his wife Nadiya Ivanivna. 1985

    Table of the student of 10-A class of the Chornobyl school № 1 Pravika VP 1978-1979

    Table of the student of 10-A class of the Chornobyl school № 1 Pravika VP 1978-1979

    Information “On measures to evacuate the population of Pripyat”. April 27, 1986

    Information on experience in organizing and conducting the evacuation of the population living in the Chernobyl nuclear power plant area. 14 November 1986

    Pass to enter the closed zone. Chernobyl Patkevich Polina Ivanovna. 1986

    The award “Participant in the liquidation of the consequences of the Chernobyl accident”, which belonged to Patkevich Vladimir Andreevich.

    Travel permit of photographer Alexander Mikhailovich. 27 January 1987

    Travel permit of photographer Alexander Mikhailovich. 27 January 1987

    Certificate provided to photographers of the Brovary district household factory Kuts V. and Kalashnikov O. January 10, 1987

    Act on the decommissioning and burial of radio-contaminated photographic equipment. 15 January 1987

    Information and statistical information about letters and telegrams which have arrived in the Kiev Regional Committee of the KPU in connection with the accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. May 15 – June 9, 1986

    Information and statistical information about letters and telegrams which have arrived in the Kiev Regional Committee of the KPU in connection with the accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. May 15 – June 9, 1986

    Information and statistical information about letters and telegrams which have arrived in the Kiev Regional Committee of the KPU in connection with the accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. May 15 – June 9, 1986

    Telegram of Kurlyanov A. – an employee of the Kyiv factory of manufacturing and repairing clothes with the offer to work 1 day off free of charge, and to transfer the earnings to the fund of assistance to victims of the accident. May 5, 1986

    Telegram of workers of the Ordzhonikidze chemical forest enterprise of the Krasnoyarsk Territory regarding the account number for transferring money to the victims of the Chernobyl accident. May 16, 1986

    Letter-notification to the management of the Kamensky Machine Building Plant named after the 50th anniversary of Soviet Ukraine (Cherkasy region). May 23,1986

    Letter from 4 generations of the family (Kononenko, Foya, Tronda) on the creation of a fund for the elimination of the consequences of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. September 1986

    Efremov’s letter to Mykola Trokhimovich with a request to send him to liquidate the Chernobyl accident. 1986

    Letter of the War Veteran 1941-1945 from Kyiv (surname not specified) about the need to tell the truth about the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power station. May 1986

    Questions, which were asked in labor collectives to the lecturers of the company «Knowledge» in connection with the accident on Chernobyl. May 19, 1986

    Questions, which were asked in labor collectives to the lecturers of the company «Knowledge» in connection with the accident on Chernobyl. May 19, 1986

    Information on the radiation situation in Kyiv region. July 2, 1986

    Information «About the results of the survey of the population of Polissya district on the device” SVL “. August 11, 1986

    Information «About the results of the survey of the population of Polissya district on the device” SVL “. August 11, 1986

    Letter from the Kyiv Regional Health Department on the prevention of radiation sickness of people evacuated from the Chernobyl district.

    Letter from B.Ye. Paton. May 27, 1986

    Certificate on the burial of part of radioactively contaminated documents provided to Buda-Varovetsky Village Council. 1990

    Questionnaire of the participant of liquidation of the Chernobyl accident Bondar MV 1993

    Questionnaire of the participant of liquidation of the Chernobyl accident Bondar MV 1993

    Questionnaire of the participant of liquidation of the Chernobyl accident Bondar MV 1993

    Questionnaire of the participant of liquidation of the Chernobyl accident Bondar MV 1993

    Questionnaire of the participant of liquidation of the Chernobyl accident Bondar MV 1993

    Questionnaire of the participant of liquidation of the Chernobyl accident Bondar MV 1993

    Questionnaire of the participant of liquidation of the Chernobyl accident Bondar MV 1993

    Copy of the certificate № 36 “Excellent archival case Bondar MV”

    Bondar Maria Vasylivna in 1970

    Certificate of the participant of liquidation of consequences of the accident at the Chernobyl NPP in 1986-1988. Bondar MV

    Certificate of losses in connection with the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.