Terrible Truth about Chernobyl in Ales Adamovich’s Diary

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The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The presentation of Ales Adamovich’s book This Star’s Name is Chernobyl will take place at 3 p.m. on 10 March in the Palace of Arts in Kazlou Street 3.

According to his daughter Natallia Adamovich (who prepared the book to edition), the event will be attended by well-known writers, public activists, ambassadors and admirers of the writer’s talent.

Even now, 20 years after Chernobyl catastrophe, the lines of Adamovich’s diary are timely. The writer was one of the first to perceive the tragedy and call it genocide. He spoke about it at meeting, wrote in articles and letters to the highest officials of Belarus and USSR. He was not afraid of calling the names of those who tried to hide the truth about Chernobyl and refused to help. In one of his meeting speeches he said: ‘Here we are speaking of the persons who need a trial. In fact, Chernobyl is connected not only with big lies, but also with direct crimes, duty crimes.’

We should remind that the Soviet regime accused Adamovich in cosmopolitism and pacifism. As a result of haunting the writer had to leave Belarus.