Robert Emms (left) and Sam Troughton in a still from Chernobyl. The series has earned rave reviews in the West, but opinion in Russia about the miniseries documenting the 1986 nuclear disaster in Ukraine has been mixed.

Chernobyl: what Russia makes of TV series that’s won rave reviews for its recreation of nuclear disaster

  • Some Russian critics have praised HBO/Sky series for its eerie accuracy, but others say its portrayal of Soviet leadership smacks of propaganda
  • Five-part series gives a hard-hitting account of the world’s worst nuclear accident, which happened in Ukraine in 1986 and spread fallout around the world
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Robert Emms (left) and Sam Troughton in a still from Chernobyl. The series has earned rave reviews in the West, but opinion in Russia about the miniseries documenting the 1986 nuclear disaster in Ukraine has been mixed.
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