Anastasia Edel’s writing for the New York Review of Books

I’ve been following Anastasia Edel’s the New York Review of Books Daily column, where she writes lyrical and thought-provoking essays about life in the USSR, often with a very contemporary hook. This week’s piece is called “My Chernobyl Vacation Friend,” tied to the recent popularity of the HBO series, and conveys the drama of how the Chernobyl survivors and people from the area were seen elsewhere in the USSR. How scared people were of each other.

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