The Greater Chernobyl Cause

News Archive

The Greater Chernobyl Cause and its work has featured prominently in both regional, national and international publications over recent years.

04/17/14
The Polygon

 

The Polygon is the story of a Kazakh village that lies just 18 kilometers from the former Soviet Nuclear Test Site. Over forty years and 600 nuclear explosions left the land, water and people battling the effects of severe long term radiation exposure. Their plight has been ignored by both the Russian and Kazakh Governments and their story has remained untold until now.  


We experience this journey through the eyes of the villagers themselves, including Bolat Baltabek, a teacher, father and town leader.  Having lost his lost sister, brother, son, and countless neighbors to radiation related diseases, he becomes our guide and through him we being to understand the struggles and strengths of the Sarzhal villagers as they struggle to make their lives work in an irradiated environment.  

Shot over a period of three years The Polygon documents the fallout of the Soviet tests that began in 1949, and continue to affect over 1.5 million people.  Victims who have, to date, not received compensation or care.


The filmmakers journey from the poverty of the Kazakh villages on the Steppe to the wealthy urban sprawl of modern Kazakhstan in an attempt to draw international attention to this massive and otherwise forgotten global nuclear disaster.

These forgotten people desperately need our help, please click on the 'Donate Now' button at the top of the page.

04/08/14
THE POLYGON

The Polygon is the story of a Kazakh village that lies just 18 kilometers from the former Soviet Nuclear Test Site. Over forty years and 600 nuclear explosions left the land, water and people battling the effects of severe long term radiation exposure. Their plight has been ignored by both the Russian and Kazakh Governments and their story has remained untold until now. 

We experience this journey through the eyes of the villagers themselves, including Bolat Baltabek, a teacher, father and town leader.  Having lost his lost sister, brother, son, and countless neighbors to radiation related diseases, he becomes our guide and through him we being to understand the struggles and strengths of the Sarzhal villagers as they struggle to make their lives work in an irradiated environment.

 

 

Shot over a period of three years The Polygon documents the fallout of the Soviet tests that began in 1949, and continue to affect over 1.5 million people.  Victims who have, to date, not received compensation or care. 

The filmmakers journey from the poverty of the Kazakh villages on the Steppe to the wealthy urban sprawl of modern Kazakhstan in an attempt to draw international attention to this massive and otherwise forgotten global nuclear disaster.

These forgotten people desperately need our help, please click on donate now to make your donation.

11/27/13
The Greater Chernobyl Cause Christmas Craft Fair

The Greater Chernobyl Cause

Unit 4 Southside Industrial Est  Pouladuff Rd Togher Cork Ireland

PH +353 21 4323276  Mob +353 87 9536133

Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)website: greaterchernobylcause.ie

Registered Charity 15314

 

GREATER CHERNOBYL CAUSE CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR

Sunday 1st December

 

The Greater Chernobyl Cause will host its annual Christmas Craft Fair at The Cork Opera House on Sunday the 1st December. Doors will open at 12 noon.


Photos Credit Emmet Curtin Photography

The Greater Chernobyl Cause

Unit 4 Southside Industrial Est  Pouladuff Rd Togher Cork Ireland

PH +353 21 4323276  Mob +353 87 9536133

Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)website: greaterchernobylcause.ie

Registered Charity 15314

 

GREATER CHERNOBYL CAUSE CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR

Sunday 1st December

 

The Greater Chernobyl Cause will host its annual Christmas Craft Fair at The Cork Opera House on Sunday the 1st December. Doors will open at 12 noon.

 

An excellent array of items including pottery and gold and silver ware will be on sale at extremely reasonable prices. Crystal, Wood & Iron Work, Xmas Cards, Toys, Candles, Knitwear and Creations by Top Irish Clothes Designers are just some of the unique items available. All items have been donated for sale by very generous artists.

 

Your Christmas presents can be purchased under the one roof at recessionary prices.

 

All monies raised from the Greater Chernobyl Cause’s Christmas Fair, will go towards the ongoing construction of our hospice in Semipalatinsk, North Eastern Kazakhstan. The sick and elderly people who will live there desperately need a safe haven and are depending on the generosity and kindness that Irish people have consistently shown to our charity.

 

Tough economic times have left people with less disposable income but our charity’s survival is crucial because of the nature of the work we do. We are desperate for help as we need to continue to be a glimmer of light in the darkness of so many vulnerable lives. It is essential that we make a difference and bring help, hope and healing in a hurting world.

 

The Greater Chernobyl would like to thank the board of the Cork Opera house for providing such a magnificent venue for our craft fair for the past 10 years. We would also like to express our gratitude to the people of Cork for their consistent support. Through their assistance, we have raised almost 130 thousand euro in total from this one event which has funded our many successful projects in Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Russia.

08/02/13
Chernobyl Gala Auction Bunnyconnellan , Myrtleville Co Cork Sunday 11th August at 8.30pm

Chernobyl Gala Auction

Bunnyconnellan , Myrtleville Co Cork

Sunday 11th August at 8.30pm

 

MC  Buzz O Connell

 

Music Fun and Craic

 

 

Many   Breaks at Four & Five Star Hotels

Annual Leisure Centre Membership to Hotel Spas

Paintings

Sculpture

Dimplex Stove

Sailing Gear

BBQ

Framed Signed Football Jersey

Jewellery

Gift  Vouchers

Garden Furniture

Pampering Packages    Designer Sun Glasses

Power Tools

Munster Rugby Ball -Signed

&   Much Much More!!

 

GREAT RAFFLE ON THE NIGHT

 

 

 

For more details please call Fiona on :  087 9536133