Books by Grigori Medvedev

Released: April 26, 1993

"Of historical interest, since the Soviet bureaucracy Medvedev denounces no longer exists; but timely as well, since the nuclear industries of the post-Soviet republics appear to share many of the old regime's vices, while the ecological effects of the disaster continue."
In an account written before the collapse of the Soviet Union, the chief engineer of the Chernobyl nuclear plant at the time of its construction (in 1970) relates the grim aftermath of the 1986 disaster and the attempted cover-up by the Gorbachev regime. Read full book review >
Released: April 26, 1991

"Although lay readers may not easily follow the sophisticated analysis of the causes of the accident itself, Medvedev's powerful and highly dramatic presentation of the dangers of nuclear energy comes through loud and clear."
After the disaster at the Chernobyl nuclear plant in 1986, Soviet officials asked Medvedev, the chief engineer in Chernobyl at the time of its construction in 1970, to return to the reactor to determine the cause of the accident. Read full book review >