The Russians are no longer afraid of a new Chernobyl


www.vsyako.netThe Central hall of the reactor compartment Kola Eastto: Paul lions / RIA Novosti

Only every third Russian (30 percent) today are afraid of catastrophes, such as Chernobyl. In 2000, the figure was 69 percent, according to “Levada-center”.

Since 2001, constantly decreased the number of those who admit the possibility of accidents at nuclear power plants. Also, over the last three years, 17 percent became more than those who believe such a story is unlikely.

The majority of citizens (58%) learned about the explosion at the Chernobyl power plant from the media. Each fourth in school or from parents and friends, 21 percent from TV series and films, including documentary.

Answering the question of how important the issue opened Chernobyl accident, every fourth Respondent (24 percent) said about the problems in the control system for the operation of the reactor; 22 percent named the negligence of the operators, 17 percent — error in the design, 10 — the silence of the authorities of the incident.

In conversation with belonging to Gregory Berezkin RBC sociologist “Levada-center” Karina Pipia stated that this event has dropped out of the consciousness of Russians and agenda of the state. Problematization of the disaster gradually blurred, there is a reassessment of the role of the Soviet authorities because of rising nostalgia for the Soviet Union in society. The younger generation was not witness to the accident, and thanks to the TV series, games and memes tragedy romanticized.

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