Michael Gorbachevite: Evgeny Odinokov/ RIA Novosti
Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev said that was not to award the academician Valery Legasov, who participated in the investigation of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power station, the title of Hero of Socialist labor, reports radio station “Moscow Says”. The plot of the HBO series “Chernobyl”, the scientist career stopped after it introduced its version of a nuclear disaster.
“I didn’t give [instructions]. Besides me, who will? This is nonsense,” he concluded. Gorbachev also added that have not had time to watch the TV series “Chernobyl”.
Increased interest in academic life arose after the release of the HBO series, where Legasov played by actor Jared Harris.
Attention, then followed the spoilers for the series
In the last episode of the season Legasov appears in court, where to take out sentences to the workers of the Chernobyl NPP. In his speech, the hero denounces the state in the concealment of defects reactors. In fact the scientist was not in the court, that scene is fiction.
Legasov was a government Commission on investigation of the reasons and liquidation of consequences of accidents at nuclear power plants. According to one version, speaking a presentation at the IAEA conference in Vienna in 1986, he allegedly divulged confidential information. Some historians believe that after this, Gorbachev decided not to give him the title and career of the scientist stopped. Academician twice nominated for the title, but he never received. In 1988, Legasov committed suicide.
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