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Top Secret Truth: Declassified KGB Archives about Chernobyl

We’re always hungry for more information about the Chernobyl disaster and this is something that we were waiting for so a very long time. Decades of hiding, falsification of information and open lies finally uncovered. Ukraine has declassified new archives (KGB reports) about the accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.

The Archive of the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) and the Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance (UINR) opened archives about the accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. On Monday, June 22, the SSU press-service reports with reference to a second book of the collection “KGB Chernobyl Dossier. From construction to the accident. ”In particular, it is noted that accidents at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant occurred before April 1986, but no one was informed about them.

The book that revealed it all


Photo: Security Service of Ukraine

In total, the book contains 229 documents, 190 of which have been published for the first time.

„There are reports of accidents that occurred in 1986, a transcript of telephone conversations at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant on the night of April 26, a copy of the first accident report, information about the beginning of the investigation and the construction of the” Sarcophagus „[above the emergency station block],” says the archive director of the SSU and one of the compilers of the book Andrii Kohut.

The publication mentions the prerequisites of the disaster, the report, and materials that indicate the small accidents that occurred in Chernobyl earlier, but had been hidden.

„This will allow humanity to expand access to the truth about the crimes of the totalitarian system and learn the right lessons,” says Anton Drobovich, chairman of the Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance.

Was the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant predestined to fail?

In the documents it is noticed that from 1971 to 1981 at the ChNPP there were 29 emergency stops. Eight of them had been the fault of the staff. In addition, the SSU published documents about the consequences of a liquidation in 1986, and on the unpreparedness of state bodies for a tragedy of this magnitude. It indicates the lack of necessary work clothing and equipment for rescuers, and the fact that the radiation situation had been not well understood. According to the declassified materials of the KGB of the Ukrainian SSR, even after the tragedy of April 26, 1986, nobody controlled the control panels of the NPP for some time.

The Chernobyl disaster was, unfortunately, programmed long before 1986,” thinks Andrii Kohut.

The presentation of the second book “KGB Chernobyl Dossier. From construction to the accident ”took place in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, right in front of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.


Photo: Security Service of Ukraine

The documents in the book are published in the original language and in chronological sequence. The first book from the “ KGB Chernobyl Dossier ” was released in Spring 2019.

At the moment there is no English version of the book, but don’t worry, our courageous seekers of the truth and explorers, we the ChernobylX family, will find the most interesting and fascinating information for you, prepare and discuss in our next blogs!

So, stay tuned for our blog posts!



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