Russian TV to air its own patriotic retelling of Chernobyl story

Hoo boy. Looks like HBO has tickled the sleeping dragon, by dragon I mean ex-KGB agent Putin the Kremlin.

Russian State TV is planning on airing its own version of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster; however, theirs is set to revolve around the role of an American CIA agent who according to this version was present for the worst nuclear accident in history.

And y'all thought that the Cold War was over.

The plot of the Russian version will relate how a CIA agent was dispatched to Pripyat, tasked with gathering intelligence on the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. He is followed by a Russian counterintelligence agent who is sent to track him down.

The director, Alexey Muradov, claims that his version will "tell viewers about what really happened back then”.

“There is a theory that the Americans had infiltrated the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and many historians do not deny that on the day of the explosion an agent of the enemy’s intelligence services was present at the station,” he also added.

Conversely, a brave, brave Russian journalist called Ilya Shepelin stepped into the fray and wrote to the Moscow Times, saying that, “the fact that an American, not a Russian, TV channel tells us about our own heroes is a source of shame that the pro-Kremlin media apparently cannot live down."


ONTD, what is the truth?