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Russia Wants to Blame the CIA in Their Own ‘Chernobyl’ Doc

Having the American HBO blame Russia’s government for covering up their failure to evacuate an irradiated city due to a nuclear meltdown at Chernobyl in its latest docuseries Chernobyl did not sit well with Russia. It was sort of an embarassment. So much so that Russian media has been implying the series was made to “tarnish this country’s image as a nuclear power.” Now Russia’s NTV channel is making its own Chernobyl series. With blackjack… and hookers! Or, in this case, the CIA and their nefarious plan to sabotage Russia.

Still, an attempt will be made to put an entirely different spin on those events. Russia’s NTV channel has already announced that it is shooting its own “Chernobyl” series based on the premise that the CIA sent an agent to the Chernobyl zone to carry out acts of sabotage.

As justification for the story, the film’s director, Alexei Muradov, cited fringe conspiracy theorists: “One theory holds that Americans had infiltrated the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and many historians do not deny that, on the day of the explosion, an agent of the enemy’s intelligence services was present at the station.”

It’ll most likely prove difficult to sway people’s opinions after everyone has seen the HBO series. It’s like when your girlfriend dumps you and all your friends know about it and you tell them that YOU’RE the one who dumped HER. Aww, sure you did, buddy.

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