New East Digital Archive

Chernobyl: cultural legacy of a nuclear catastrophe

The Chernobyl disaster rocked the world in 1986, hastening the eventual fall of the USSR. Thirty years on, we explore the powerful legacy of the meltdown in art, cinema and the post-Soviet mindset

Love in a time of contamination: Can you turn nuclear catastrophe into entertainment?

Animals of Chernobyl: Welcome to the wildlife paradise in a nuclear exclusion zone

In the zone: Ukrainian director Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy on filming inside Chernobyl

Under a cloud: What's it like to live in the next door town to Chernobyl?

Aftermath: Three decades on, Russia’s artists are still dealing with the fallout from Chernobyl