MONOLOGUE ABOUT CHERNOBYL

The Third Angel plays the trumpet. And from heaven fell a great star, burning like a torch. It spreads across the rivers and the waters. Many men died. The name of the star is Wormwood. ‘Wormwood’ in Ukranian means Chernobyl.

                                                                                          Book of Revelation, St. John 8: 10-11

A few kilometers from Chernobyl, there is a radioactive atmosphere that can not be seen but can intuit it. Food contaminated by Cesium 137 and Strontium, it is consumed daily by them, causing the radioactive isotopes to gradually deposit in their bodies. These people still want to live in this area, they are their homes, they are their lives. “We have to die of something.” some say wryly at ones in one of the most polluted areas of the planet. Thirty years later we can still see the effects of this invisible enemy.

The price of feed in Chernobyl is a slow and almost silent death.