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Belarus. Province of Gomel. Bolchevik. Two women walk on the snow near the entrance to the village. The village of Bolchevik was heavily affected by the fallout of the catastrophe which took place on April 1986 at 1.23 am in the Chernobyl atomic power station. The accident in the nuclear power plant has environmental effects which affect territories and health of the people. The village of Bolchevik is still contaminated by radioactive materials, like caesium 137. © 2006 Didier Ruef