(From the publisher):
Vladimir Gubaryev, who is not only a playwright but also the science editor of Pravda, was the first scientist/writer allowed into the disaster site of Chernobyl. He was given extraordinary access to everyone involved, and his news stories in Pravda contained the first information conveyed to the rest of the world from the Soviet Union. With the impact of this horrifying experience still within him, he then wrote this searing and incredibly frank play. It's reported that it took the intervention of Gorbachev to allow the play to be produced in Russia, where it was a sensation, as it was soon after when it was produced in London by the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Original title: Саркофаг
Genre: Drama and Plays→ Russian