Russia Is Re-Making HBO’s Chernobyl And It Blames America

Yeah, I’m as confused as you are. In response to problems with the facts and production with the popular HBO miniseries Chernobyl, Russia has decided to tell its own version of the nuclear disaster at reactor 4. This spin-off includes the intervention of a malicious American CIA agent who causes the entire debacle.

I for one am looking forward to seeing how the whole thing shakes down from a different perspective. Excuse me, melts down.

The Villain From Conspiracy Theories

Instead of mismanagement and faulty technology playing the roles of the villains in the new series, Russia’s Chernobyl will showcase an American CIA saboteur working to bring down the plant. The inspiration? Fringe conspiracy theories that have been swirling for years.

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Photo Credit: Chernobyl / HBO / Movie Stills DB
Photo Credit: Chernobyl / HBO / Movie Stills DB

“One theory holds that Americans had infiltrated the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and many historians do not deny that,” Alexei Mruadov, the director of the new series says. “On the day of the explosion, an agent of the enemy’s intelligence services was present at the station.”