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We are holding a Concert on April 27th at St George's Church, Hanover Square to think of those who lost their life back in 1986 and for those who are still suffering!

We are very fortunate to have with us on this night Pianist Igor Olovnikov, Peoples Artist of the Republic of Belarus who will be performing his own transcription of Bach's High Mass dedicated for this memorial as well as works by Beethoven and Chopin. He will also be joined by musicians from C.I.S. (Central Asian, Russian and Ukrainian musicians in the UK. This is the 3rd concert of the Equipes de Sogdiana, organised to promote Central Asian students studying music in the UK. The concerts are presented under the support of the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus.

On 26 April 1986 01:23:45 a.m the Chernobyl disaster was a nuclear reactor accident in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine, then part of the Soviet Union. It is considered to be the worst nuclear power plant disaster in history. It resulted in a severe release of radioactivity into the environment following a massive power excursion which destroyed the reactor. Two people died in the initial steam explosion, but most deaths from the accident were attributed to radiation. Further explosions and the resulting fire sent a plume of highly radioactive fallout into the atmosphere and over an extensive geographical area. Four hundred times more fallout was released than had been by the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.

The overall cost of the disaster is estimated at $200 billion USD, taking inflation into account. This places the Chernobyl disaster as the most costly disaster in modern history.

Some links regarding the Chernobyl disaster:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvAJ_u3Q0Hw

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/spl/hi/guides/456900/456957/h...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3u_8frR0IpE

For further media information/press passes and celebrity attendance please contact ELR MEDIA
Emma Riley
t - 07941 557 997
emma@elrmedia.co.uk
www.elrmedia.co.uk

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