TV Mini-Series | TV-MA | | Drama, History, Thriller
In April 1986, an explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics becomes one of the world's worst man-made catastrophes.
Though some ultra-nationalists took issue with the miniseries, Russian Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky offered high praise for the series, saying it was done "masterfully" and with respect for the Soviet people. Medinsky's own father served as a liquidator.
People refer to each other in the form "Comrade-surname," which is inappropriate among colleagues. Dyatlov's subordinates would have called him "Dyatlov" among themselves and "Anatoly Stepanovich" (his first name and patronymic) when addressing him directly, rather than "Comrade Dyatlov." However, it is likely the writers decided against using the correct forms of address to avoid confusion with non-Russian viewers, who might think, for example, that Stepanovich is Dyatlov's surname.