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 (chôr-nō′bəl, -bĭl)
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It also presents a reverse mirror image to Keefer's world, as it is populated almost entirely by uneducated peasants living in a village near the nuclear plant at Chernobyl (Chornobyl' in Ukrainian, meaning "wormwood").
vulgaris), is also called 'chornobyl.' Yes, the same 'chornobyl' as the name of the ill-fated city in north-central Ukraine where, on April 26, 1986, the worst nuclear accident in the world occurred.
And, of course, Chornobyl'. No wonder Keefer gives thanks to Orest Subtelny in her afterword.