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Russia: “Left To Die As Guinea Pigs” – Tatar Village Struggles On, 60 Years After Nuclear Catastrophe

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People don’t know what to eat and how to survive,’ Ismagilova says. ‘They have been left here to die as guinea pigs… In 1957, the village had about 4,000 residents; in 2010, just 423. The village had two distinct parts: a mostly Tatar part, which was not evacuated, and a mostly Russian part, which was. Some locals say they were used in an experiment on the effects of radiation. The village has eight cemeteries. Seven of them are a resting place for residents who died of cancer. Children here are often born with cancer and die before reaching adulthood.” (RFERL, 28 Sept. 2017)

2000 pregnant women were cleanup workers after the 1957 Mayak disaster. Were they ethnic Tatars?

The original article has photos, but it is easier to read first without the photos.
From RFERL: https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-nuclear-mayak/28755780.html
Left To Die As Guinea Pigs’: Tatar Village Struggles…

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November 12, 2017 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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