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Vladimir Dubisskiy  Identity Verified
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Aug 12, 2003

On my profile page (in the middle) i have just put the link) click anywhere on the text there) to the Canadian literary magazine with the story i wrote in English some time ago. Everybody's welcome.

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Henry Dotterer
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Thanks, Vladimir Aug 12, 2003

No words.

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José Antonio V.
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Thanks. Aug 12, 2003

Thanks, Wladimir Dubisskiy.

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protolmach  Identity Verified
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You go, Volodya, go! Loved your story! Thanks for sharing! Aug 12, 2003

Vladimir Dubisskiy wrote:

On my profile page (in the middle) i have just put the link) click anywhere on the text there) to the Canadian literary magazine with the story i wrote in English some time ago. Everybody's welcome.


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xxxxeni
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Congratulations, Vladimir! Aug 12, 2003

You are good.

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invguy  Identity Verified
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Zdorovo, Vladimir! Aug 12, 2003

Being a Bulgarian, I can relate to much of this... not to the nuclear disaster (thank Lord), but to most of what you describe as a background.

I honestly wonder, though, to what extent can it be really *felt* by someone who has never lived in such an environment... Sure, from a cognitive point of view (and given the vast post-cold-war publicity) it's all clear - but IS IT ACTUALLY POSSIBLE for a distantiated onlooker to *feel* what lies beneath? regardless of how perfectly it is described?

Sorry if this sounds irrelevant, I've often asked myself this question and never came to a definite answer... and here it comes up again, awaken by your story...

If you don't mind sharing, what was the response you got to that story?


Well written, indeed... even though re-visualizing those times crushed my mood for this evening, thank you... for the truth and the sincerity - and for managing to write it at all.


Many wouldn't have been able to do it.


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Vladimir Dubisskiy  Identity Verified
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re: response Aug 13, 2003

well, the story won the writers' contest in Alberta, was awarded a (a modest, alas) but extremely precious for me)scholarship.. in terms of understanding: well, i want to be as brief as i can, - i was contacted by Americans who lived in the vicinity of their nuke power station - they understood.. But, for the sake of testing - I deliberate gave the manuscript to people from diverse layers of North American society - they were touched 100%.

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invguy wrote:
If you don't mind sharing, what was the response you got to that story?


Well written, indeed... even though re-visualizing those times crushed my mood for this evening, thank you... for the truth and the sincerity - and for managing to write it at all.


Many wouldn't have been able to do it.


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Congrats, Vladimir Aug 13, 2003

Great story. Devastating. Beyond words.

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Yakov Tomara  Identity Verified
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Thanks for pointing it out, Vladimir Aug 14, 2003

I remember that time very well. I was on a business mission to Kiev 10 days after the catastrophe and I saw those empty wet streets. Afterwards I read that the actual radioctivity level in some parts of the city was about 1000 times higher than the figures, which were then broadcasted daily. And this horror story goes on... Newspapers inform that so called Sarcophagus covering the blasted part of the power plant badly needs a serious repair, otherwise...

[Edited at 2003-08-14 08:01]

[Edited at 2003-08-14 08:02]


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Vladimir Dubisskiy  Identity Verified
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to: Yakov Aug 15, 2003

add briefly:
my uncle was working there with a team of scientists (thermophysicists and other) from Moscow, Novosibirsk and Ukraine. There were 20-23 people there, within 2-3 years 18 died; (now, probably they are all gone); at the age of 45 - 55, healthy (some of them were smokers), highly intelligent people.

They have had a very high hopes when Hans Blix was on the international atomic agency (don't rememeber the proper name right now) mission visiting Chernobyl after 1 or 2 years - they have prepared a file of data about reactor's condition and their research, passed it to Blix and nothing happened... at all. All info went nowhere..

Dashing, sorry

The team[quote]Yakov Tomara wrote:

I remember that time very well. I was on a business mission to Kiev 10 days after the catastrophe and I saw those empty wet streets.


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GaryG  Identity Verified
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A remarkable account Aug 16, 2003

Vladimir Dubisskiy wrote:

On my profile page (in the middle) i have just put the link) click anywhere on the text there) to the Canadian literary magazine with the story i wrote in English some time ago. Everybody's welcome.


Thanks for sharing this, Vladimir. I remember the disaster, too, but
from an entirely different viewpoint, from Washington.

One hopes at the same time that you have more stories to tell of your life and experiences, but happier ones. May they be in the future!


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