New Russian film on Chornobyl nuclear disaster skips the coverup, focuses on heroes

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Russia has finally released its own film treatment of the Chornobyl nuclear disaster, a testament to the heroic deeds by those sent to ground zero during the catastrophe. But for many who were there in 1986 and risked their lives, the film triggers emotions they’d rather forget and unanswered questions 35 years later.