While for the rest of the world this story signifies a tragic accident caused by bureaucratic bungling and general incompetence in the former Soviet Union, my own read of what happened is that Chernobyl was no accident. Indeed, what occurred in Ukraine 25 years ago today (right after the 4/24/86 lunar eclipse conjunct Pluto, the planet that signifies "Pluto"nium and nuclear energy) might have marked a critical start to the implementation of a multi-decade strategic Kremlin plan (say of around 25 years) geared to mislead the West and ultimately set the stage for Russia to fight and win an all-out nuclear war with the U.S. In this context, Chernobyl was a sick experiment used to garner data and scientific knowledge about the short- and long-term effects of radioactive contamination on people and the environment in anticipation of the ultimate nuclear disaster to come, i.e., World War Three.
To understand my view, please read my article: The Chernobyl Experiment
"History is a capricious creature. It depends on who writes it." - Mikhail Gorbachev, 1996