Chernobyl nuclear accident

The Chernobyl nuclear disaster happened on the 25th of April 1986. Here we present real footage of Chernobyl catastrophic nuclear accident. Filmed during the first few hours some videos are hard to watch.

A routine reactor test at the Chernobyl power plant went wrong. Two colossal explosions blew the roof off. After the 1000-ton concrete cover was gone, radiation leaked into the atmosphere. The next video clip shows Radioactive debris inside the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.

Chernobyl Video Footage

Soviet Television “Vremya” Newscast program announcing the accident.

The Chernobyl disaster accident happened in 25–26 April 1986. Soon after a Catastrophic nuclear event, the humankind noticed Nuclear explosion consequences. Mutation of the vegetation in the radioactive area is one of them.

Chernobyl accident video featuring Chernobyl disaster 25–26 April 1986

Soviet Television News announcement of Chernobyl catastrophic nuclear accident.

In short, this Soviet news announcement diminishes the accident. The presenter is saying that only two people are dead. It follows by a commentator lie supporting the fact. In addition to this announcement, there are some other official statements. News videos exist in Russian video Archives and are available for licensing.


In addition to archival videos of April 1986 disaster days, we have footage of Chernobyl filmed 20 years later, in April 2006.

This is 20 years since the first sarcophagus was mounted. But the radiation is leaking, and the second structure is to be constructed. Chernobyl is a major nuclear power plant disaster in the history of humankind. Here we present an interview with a Russian expert. She talks about the current stage of the 1st sarcophagus. This construction was mounted straight after the accident. She emphasizes current problems associated with corrosion, radiation leakage and explains ways to fix it.

Nuclear explosion 

A videotape below shows the process of Building a sarcophagus of Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. 

More videos on nuclear reactor sarcophagus construction process.

In addition to archival videos of April 1986 disaster days, we have footage of Chernobyl filmed 20 years later, in April 2006.

Even though it is hard to find unique, unseen footage of the Chernobyl accident, you can still get one. You can use a different angle in your next video production. We are here to help you! For example, here is a Russian Expert giving inside information on the Soviet Nuclear reactor accident. Please contact us for an English version of this interview.


Even though this page contains a lot of videos, this is not all of what we have on the Chernobyl subject. Therefore, please, contact us for more video footage on the Chernobyl accident.


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