Kirsan Ilyumzhinov: Nature began to revive at the site of the Chernobyl tragedy

Today marks 35 years since the Chernobyl disaster. On April 26, 1986, an explosion took place in reactor No 4. The world was enveloped in a cloud of radiation. The true causes of the tragic events at the station have not yet been finally determined.
The world is faced with a catastrophe that the history of mankind has not yet known. On the map of radiation pollution of Europe, 13 countries fell into the zone. In Ukraine, two cities were particularly hard hit by radiation, Chernobyl and Pripyat. About 80 villages and surrounding forests were infected. About1,856 square kilometres were contaminated with radioactive cesium. Nobody knew how other dangerous products - strontium, plutonium - will behave. ...
People heroically fought against sudden disaster. To eliminate the consequences of the explosion, 210 military units - about 340 thousand soldiers and officers - were sent. The first 32 liquidators received 1000 roentgens each while a dose of 800 is considered lethal.
The specialists sent to carry out work on the emergency unit and around it. Military units, both regular and composed of urgently called up reservists, were later called “liquidators''. Among them was our compatriot, an officer of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs for the city of Elista, warrant officer of the police Savr Ulyumdzhiev.

He participated in eliminating the consequences of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. He was involved in organizing the withdrawal of people from the zone of exclusion and contamination. He carried out combat missions to transport personnel directly to the 4th power unit.
“One of the joyful moments and memorable events at that time was the meeting of fellow countrymen, who, like me, were called from our republic to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant to eliminate the accident’s consequences. About 25 people from Kalmykia served with me,” said Savr Ulyumdzhiev.
And here's another thing that I could not help but pay attention to. Nature began to revive at the site of the Chernobyl tragedy. Deprived of human influence for 35 years, it was reborn with renewed vigour. There is a thriving population of wolves, deer, eagles, beavers, foxes and other animals. Also, brown bears, unique for Ukraine, have again appeared here. In the Chernobyl zone, scientists have recorded lynxes, wild boars, elks, hares, river otters, roe deer, owls, cranes and other animals. There are also several species of bats that are listed in the international Red Book...