In the KGB, after the accident, after the accident, it was completely official, but under the prohibition of dissemination, the employees were informed of the information of the investigation, which said that it was not a “planned experiment”, but an accelerated shutdown of the reactor, which was repeatedly used by personnel in order to reduce working hours. Such a stop was contrary to the rules of operation, but “got away with it for the time being.”
And one more event in 1986 that has already touched me. As the curator of the laboratory at the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, I had to go to Kiev twice a year in May and October and receive reports on the work done. So, in May 1986, the management of the department decided that the report would be held not in Kiev, but in Moscow. In October 1986, by tradition, I went on a business trip to Kiev.