June 17, 2019  |  Updated July 10, 2019

Russian Politician Calls HBO Chernobyl ‘Anti-Soviet Filth’, Falsely Accuses Producers of Distortion

By Fatima Tlis

On June 13, Russia’s Regnum news agency published a review of the HBO miniseries “Chernobyl” written by Dmitry Yevseyev, leader of the local branch of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (KPRF) in the western Russian city of Cheboksary, who also works as an aide in the State Duma, the lower chamber of Russia’s parliament. The piece, headlined “The Chernobyl Series –Radioactive Propaganda,” was accompanied by a Soviet-era cartoon vilifying the Voice of America, the U.S.-government international broadcaster. The relationship between that cartoon and the HBO series is not clear.

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