The Voice of Ljudmila
In 1986, Ljudmila Ignatenko was 23 years old, and five months pregnant. She was in love with her husband Vasilij, a fireman in Pripyat, the city built around the Chernobyl nuclear plant. On the night of April 25, Vasilij responded to a call - there was a fire at the nuclear plant. “Go back to sleep – I’ll wake you when I get back,” he told Ljudmila. This is her story.