"In matters nuclear one thing is certain: there is no protection in an iron curtain." A letter in The Times May 3rd, 1986.
On the 26th of April 1986 shortly after midnight, to be precise, at
1:23 GMT, there occurred near the Ukrainian town of Chornobyl a
tremendous explosion at a huge nuclear power plant, followed by a
gradual meltdown of the reactor No. 4.