A visitor takes a picture of the wreckage of a bus in the ghost city of Pripyat during a tour in the Chernobyl exclusion zone. Photo: AFP

Chernobyl’s surprise tourism boom on the back of acclaimed HBO series raises uncomfortable questions

  • Interest in the series itself echoes some of the big political debates of our time: truth versus lies, Russia versus the West
  • How should we commemorate a human-made disaster of the scale of Chernobyl without turning the site into an adventure theme park?
Topic |   Ukraine

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A visitor takes a picture of the wreckage of a bus in the ghost city of Pripyat during a tour in the Chernobyl exclusion zone. Photo: AFP
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