From radioactive death zone, to Ukrainian tourist attraction and now the inspiration for a top-rating TV show - the Chernobyl nuclear meltdown site has come a long way in 33 years, but has much further to go before it returns to anything like its pre-disaster state.

The story of Chernobyl features in the HBO five-episode historical drama of the same name. It quickly leapt to the top of IMDb's all-time rankings of TV shows, beating favourites including Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones.

But the new drama has reportedly not gone down well at the Kremlin and a Russian series


What happened at Chernobyl?

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