"...we faced with a real pile of lies" 

3 m

oil and drypoint on primed canvas

2020

After 18 days of the silence about the Chernobyl accident, on May 14, the leader of the country, Mikhail Gorbachev, presented his speech. In his text, Mikhail Gorbachev stated that ‘we are faced with a real pile of lies.’ that was devoted to the ‘Western lie about Chernobyl' and presented as another lie about 'controlling the situation' and 'everything is normal'.

 

After 34 years when I asked my grandmother whether she remembers what was shown on TV during the Chernobyl accident, she replied:

- Oh, I don't remember. Most likely "Swan Lake". What else could they show? All my life, especially during grief, they showed "Swan Lake".

 © 2020 by Serafima Bresler.