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 Svetlana Tikhanovskaya : “I’m still not a politician and it is particularly difficult to try to be one at such a tough period for my country.” Photograph:  Arturas Morozovas/Getty

The summer Alexander Lukashenko became president of Belarus, an 11-year-old girl called Svetlana Pilipchuk travelled from its small southern town of M(...)

Anyone for tea with “naughty sheep” of Loch Lomond? Photograph: AirBnB

Fancy spending your holidays running with the wild dogs of Chernobyl or on a skateboard with a bulldog? Would you like to be covered in bees or go on (...)

Chernobyl: in the 30km off-limit zone, liquidators measure radiation levels in the aftermath of the disaster. Photograph: Getty

A new TV drama revisits the Soviet nuclear meltdown of 1986, when fallout and fake news threatened to poison Europe Sinking through the screen int(...)

An abandoned classroom in Chernobyl is slowly succumbing to the advances of the natural world. Photograph: Stephen Starr

In just a few hours a red fox, wild boar, flocks of sparrows, ravens and jays, as well as a grebe diving for fish, are all to be seen in one of the mo(...)

The Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, scene of the world’s worst nuclear accident in April 1986. Photograph: AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky/File

In the wake of the Chernobyl nuclear explosion in April 1986, the Irish embassy in Moscow sourced its food from Finland, State papers show. The docum(...)

 The centre of the deserted  city of Pripyat, near the Chernobyl nuclear plant. The city was evacuated after the Chernobyl disaster. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Chernobyl Hotel is not really a hotel. It’s a big yellow prefabricated fibreglass cabin-like structure, driven down from Sweden and plonked in pla(...)

View of the “sarcophagus” covering the damaged fourth reactor of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

Ukraine will today mark 30 years since an explosion tore through its Chernobyl atomic power station in the world’s worst nuclear disaster. Commemora(...)