Chernobyl (2019)
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Vichnaya Pamyat 

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Valery, Boris and Ulana risk their lives and reputations to expose the truth about Chernobyl.

Director:

Johan Renck

Writers:

Craig Mazin, Craig Mazin (created by)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Douggie McMeekin ... Yuvchenko
Jamie Sives ... Sitnikov
Michael Socha ... Mikhail
Adam Nagaitis ... Vasily Ignatenko
Jan Ricica Jan Ricica ... Oksana's Kid
Laura Elphinstone ... Oksana
Jessie Buckley ... Lyudmilla Ignatenko
Paul Ritter ... Anatoly Dyatlov
Adrian Rawlins ... Nikolai Fomin
Con O'Neill ... Viktor Bryukhanov
Jared Harris ... Valery Legasov
Simonas Dovidauskas Simonas Dovidauskas ... KGB Driver
Alan Williams ... KGB Chairman Charkov
Emily Watson ... Ulana Khomyuk
Stellan Skarsgård ... Boris Shcherbina
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Valery, Boris and Ulana risk their lives and reputations to expose the truth about Chernobyl.

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Trivia

The episode title "Vichnaya Pamyat" is Ukrainian for "Memory Eternal". It is a hymn intoned during Ukrainian Orthodox Christian church Funeral or Memorial Litiyas/prayers for the deceased. In Ukrainian Orthodox parishes the Liturgy and prayers are usually in Ukrainian while in parishes belonging to the Moscow Patriarchate, the Liturgy and services are in Church Slavonic. In these services "Memory Eternal" is pronounced "Vechnaya Pamyat".

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Goofs

Plastic windows did not exist back in 1986 in USSR. Road markings are also clearly of twenty-first century style. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Nikolai Fomin: [twelve hours before the explosion] I hear they might promote Bryukhanov. This little problem we have with the safety test, if it's completed successfully, yes, I think promotion is very likely. Who knows, maybe Moscow. Naturally they'll put me in charge once he's gone.
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Vechnaya Pamyat (Memory Eternal)
Performed by Homin Lviv Municipal Choir
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Few words about this show from a 27-year-old from Ukraine
5 June 2019 | by zobakoSee all my reviews

I live in Cherkasy - a small city about 300 km far the Chernobyl.

And it is a very strange situation when yourself hear a small part of the information and seeing a lot of documentaries movie about this catastrophe every year from childish age, but truly realized the size of this only after the HBO show.

You know - today we live near this, where people around are dying with cancer... And for us - it is part of our life - not just an interest fact about some far country.

Thank, HBO that you tell about Chernobyl to the whole world almost absolutely documentary but with true feelings and people.


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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 June 2019 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Vilnius, Lithuania See more »

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Dolby Digital

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2.00 : 1
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