Tuesday, November 18, 2008

My oh my, Sasha, aren't you getting tall?

What many children in a densely populated eastern Moscow suburb used to think of as a good little hill to play and toboggan on has turned out to be a radioactive waste dump — one that local residents and ecologists say could spill over and contaminate a larger area.
This is a good example of how the Soviets of the 50's pushed the nuclear programs to such an extent that they didn't give a flying fig about the civilians in the way. Interestingly, Soviet Moscow had at least eleven (11) nuclear based projects/ programs/ entities running within the confines of the city at the height of the Cold War.

Apparently, there are still victims, and the current "enlightened" government still doesn't give a flying fig.