The Second Meeting


We had a meeting in a University canteen. We decided to share a lunch together and to talk about some interesting things. Vanessa was interested in knowing about Chernobyl – the Ukranian city that got famous for the tragedy.

The city was evacuated on 27 April 1986, 30 hours after the Chernobyl disaster at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant which was the most disastrous nuclear accident in history. The power plant was within the Chernobyl Raion district. Pripyat, a city of 50,000 people and closer to the power plant than Chernobyl, had been built in the 1970s as a home for the power plant workers. After the accident, administration of the Chernobyl Raion district was transferred to the neighboring Ivankiv Raion. The city of Slavutych, built for those evacuated from Pripyat, received the population evacuated from Chernobyl.

I told a story about my father’s friend whp live in a city nearby the Chernobyl. He said that when he was a child they used to play with spruce needles that were in a size of a real sword! That was really crazy!

We also dicussed some jobs opportinities in Germany and Russia and differences when applying for the job. It is common in Germany to get a job in a decent company right after graduationd, while in Russia you have to find yourself some internships to get experience and only after that you can start to work for a better firm.



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