In the cinema hall of the House of Committees of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine an open lesson "Chernobyl: school of life" was held, timed to the 31st anniversary of the Chernobyl tragedy. Its organizers - People's Deputy of Ukraine, member of the Parliamentary Committee for Environmental Policy, Nature Management and Elimination of the Consequences of the Chornobyl Catastrophe Pavel Dzublik, together with the International Charity Fund "Chernobyl Children for Survival", invited over two hundred schoolchildren living in the radiation contaminated territories of Narodichsky, Ovruch And Malinsky districts of Zhytomyr region.
The lesson was conducted by experienced specialists of the State Agency of Ukraine for Management of the Exclusion Zone (GAZV). Sergei Parashin, the adviser to the head of GAZW, who for a long time led the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, made an excursus into the history of the largest nuclear accidents, including Chernobyl, and outlined the current state of the world nuclear power industry, revealing the prospects for further development of the energy sector.
The head of the Ecocenter Group of radiation and environmental monitoring, Denis Vishnevsky, acquainted the schoolchildren with the activities of the Chernobyl biosphere reserve, directing a lot of examples of reproduction of flora and fauna in the exclusion zone.
Director of the State Scientific Center for the Protection of Cultural Heritage from Technogenic Disasters Rostislav Omelyashko told the children about numerous ethnographic expeditions to the Chernobyl zone with the participation of well-known scientists and devotees of culture, in particular, the outstanding poetess Lina Kostenko, sharing interesting information about unique discoveries and finds in the corners of the Ukrainian Polissya.
Rostislav Omelyashko tells about the Chernobyl expedition
Sergei Parashin recalls the events of 1986