(Not So) Fun Fact: What Caused The Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster

The ironic thing about the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in the Soviet Union was that it was initially sparked by a safety test gone wrong. That being said, Chernobyl along with other Russian nuclear power plants were fundamentally flawed in safety.

Things I Like: Chernobyl (HBO Mini-Series)

I remember when HBO came out with the Chernobyl several years ago. I think it was around the time as the last season of Game of Thrones and when I canceled HBO at the time, I didn’t have the opportunity to watch Chernobyl again. But I’ve had HBO Max for a while now and I…

Fun Fact: Vaslav Nijinsky

Born in what is now Ukraine (then Imperial Russia) to Polish parents, Vaslav Nijinsky was considered by many as the best male ballet dancer of his time. Unfortunately in 1919, schizophrenia hit him hard and he never danced again.

Fun Fact: Sinking of the Moskva

Recently during the Russian invasion of Ukraine, one of their warships, the Moskva was sunk by Ukraine. The warship was built for the Soviet Union during the 1970s and is currently the largest warship sunk since World War II.