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Katya Cengel: From Chernobyl with Love

Katya Cengel, whose latest book is a memoir, “From Chernobyl with Love: Reporting from the Ruins of the Soviet Union,” is interviewed by host Richard Wolinsky.

“From Chernobyl with Love” tells the story of Katya Cengel’s years, around the turn of this century, as a reporter in Latvia and Ukraine — what life was like for a young American journalist dealing with countries on the brink of ruin, halfway between what they were as republics inside the Soviet Union, and halfway toward what they will become as independent countries. It also includes stories about her health issues while in the Ukraine, bribery, visits to other countries including Moldova, and about her reportage on Chernobyl, years after the meltdown.

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