Atomogrady: Nuclear Cities between Utopia and Disaster in Russia, Ukraine, and Lithuania 1965-2011
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 6:15pm - 8:00pm
Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room 1219
Please join the Harriman Institute for a talk by Anna Veronika Wendland, The Herder Institute for Central and Eastern European Studies, Marburg, Germany/Giessen University, Germany. The talk will focus on Dr. Wendland's research on atomograds in the former Soviet Union. An Atomograd or Atomgrad (Russian for "atom city") is a small industrial city (from 30,000 to 80,000 inhabitants) designed to serve the needs of large commercial - as we would say in the West - nuclear power plants. Such cities with giant reactor parks (or rather, reactor parks with cities) emerged in the 1960s and 70s, mainly in the Western parts of the Soviet Union. This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required.