An apparent trailer of a Russian drama about the Chernobyl disaster, featuring a CIA plot, has been deleted from YouTube following negative reaction.
The shooting of HBO/Sky «Chernobyl» series was aired in 2017. Few months after the official statement of Western filmmakers Russia announced its «domestic analogue».
The trailer of Russian «Chernobyl» has been recently published on the YouTube channel of a popular Russian actor. However, it received overwhelmingly negative feedback and was aftermath deleted by Russia’s NTV channel from all Internet sources.
According to The Guardian, Russian media accused HBO of being biased and that it was holding back on the full story of what really happened at Chernobyl.
Russia’s series will imply that the CIA sent an agent to Chernobyl nuclear power plant to sabotage Russia—a premise the film’s director Alexei Muradov backs up by pointing to conspiracy theories. “One theory holds that Americans had infiltrated the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and many historians do not deny that, on the day of the explosion, an agent of the enemy’s intelligence services was present at the station,” – informed the director. Nevertheless, there has never been any proof that a CIA agent was present there.