After Chernobyl, the Americans incinerated my jeans

Journalist Tony Barber recounts a visit to Kiev, Soviet Ukraine, during the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. He explains why the Americans confiscated his jeans upon his return to work in Moscow, and how the Soviet state was changed forever in the wake of the meltdown.

Storyteller: Tony Barber

Date of Story: 26 April, 1986
Location of Story: Kiev, Ukraine
Location: London, UK
Date: 26 January, 2016