32 Photos of the Infamous 1986 Chernobyl Disaster

August 1989: Demonstrators in Kiev demand that the government makes public the secret Chernobyl documents. One banner reads: “We demand a Nuremburg trial for Chernobyl.” Many of the regions affected are represented by their national flags, such as the green flag of Belarus, the blue and yellow flag of the Ukraine and Russian tricolor Photograph: Igor Kostin/Corbis