Orders & Medals Society of America Forums General Chat Yuri makes the news!

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    Frank Dutil

    Our own Yuri (Yusom) made the Moscow paper last week.


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    The liquidators of the Chernobyl accident. In the first row from left to right: V.A. Salikov, A.D. Matyukha, in the second row from left to right: N.A. Tsybikov, Y.Z. Sominskii, E.V. Kozorez. (April 2012)

    The Chernobyl accident occurred twenty-six years ago. On the eve of the anniversary of these tragic events, the correspondent of "Moscow Pravda" met with members of the state unitary enterprise SIA "Radon", whom from the first day of the accident took an active part in the elimination of its consequences. But they are high experts and they can talk as professionnals about the catastrophe that became a national disaster, a shock to the whole world. After all these years, they can speak today about the tragedy in more details and frankness, focusing people’s attention on the lessons taught to mankind by the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. The main thing that needs to be done, in this age of nuclear power technologies is to incorporate these lessons for the future .

    Vladimir Andreevich Salikov, Yuri Zinov’evich Sominskii , Anton Dmitrievich Matyukha, Evgenii Viktorovich Kozorezov, Tsybikov Nikolai Aleksandrovich … During the liquidation of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, each of them visited the 30-kilometer zone more than once, carrying out responsible tasks of the department. They each have their own experiences, views, own accounts of the incident. All of them have earned the respect of state and society, because
    in a complex and dangerous situation, when the hour came where courage was needed, they did their duty.

    Yuri Sominskii led for many years the SUE SIA "Radon" Moscow branch of the Union of Veterans of Chernobyl. During 1986 and 1987 he worked in the affected area for about six months. He was one of the leaders of OMGRO – Operational Interagency Group to evaluate the radiation situation in the 30-km zone of Chernobyl. – Every evening, his group sent a message to the Governmental Commission on the status of the radiation situation in different parts of the zone.

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    Yuri on the scene in 1986, still the tallest in the group.
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    Frank Dutil

    Yuri, I salute your courage and thank you for your service!


    Hi Yuri,

    All my congratulations for this article in the Pravda !! And all my respect for your mission in Chernobyl… :shock:



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