From Soviet Rule to Nuclear Catastrophe

  • David R. Marples

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  7. Back Matter
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About this book


Belarus: From Soviet Rule to Nuclear Catastrophe examines the principal effects of Soviet rule on Belarus as the prelude to a detailed analysis of the medical and social consequences of the nuclear accident at Chernobyl. It places these problems into the contemporary political context and assesses the ability of the newly-independent state to deal with a disaster of such dimensions.


culture disaster language Repression state Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)

Authors and affiliations

  • David R. Marples
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  1. 1.University of AlbertaCanada

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