Pavel Grozny
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The practice of using the military—draftees, in particular—to carry out dangerous jobs in the nuclear industry began at the very start of the Soviet nuclear program. The military would be sent in to perform the most dangerous tasks after scientists, engineers, and skilled workers had sustained the maximum allowable doses of radiation.
On May 6, that number grew to 55,000 students, or close to 17 percent of the student body, and on May 7, 83,000 students, or 28 percent of the student body, failed to show up. On that day, 62 percent of the students were absent from schools in the Lenin district of the city, where most of the party and managerial elite—the people with the best access to information—resided. They were leaving before anyone else
Kyiv was awaiting a new catastrophe, one of truly biblical proportions. People rushed to the airport and railroad ticket offices, but soon no tickets remained for planes, trains, or buses leaving the capital of Ukraine. People began storming ticket offices.17

On May 6, the Chernobyl commission of the Ukrainian Politburo, led by Premier Oleksandr Liashko, heard a report indicating that more than 55,000 people had left Kyiv the previous day, double the average number of railroad passengers leaving the city or passing through it. Close to 20,000 had left in buses and cars, and 9,000 by air
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