The initiative to create a monument to the liquidators of the consequences of technological catastrophe on April 26, 1986, belongs to the members of the Chernobyl Tiraspol society. They raised this question over the years, but until recently they did not find a response. The hope of opening a memorable sign in the Pridnestrovian capital reappeared after talking with Vadim Krasnoselsky. The President not only supported the proposal, but also took an active part in the design. The President insisted that the object should perform both memorable and informational function. In addition, he considers it important to choose a location: the monument, reminiscent of Chernobyl feat should stand alongside the "Afghan Warrior", "Defenders of Pridnestrovie" and "Grieving Mother". The recommendations of the President have been taken into account. The monument, unveiled today at the Glory Memorial, is not just a granite sign to be worshiped, but a source of reliable information about the Chernobyl accident and the participation of Pridnestrovians in liquidation of its consequences.
“Today we mark a sad date. Exactly 33 years ago, atomic disaster occurred at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, which left a huge mark in the history of the Soviet state - Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Pridnestrovie, in the life of every person. This catastrophe has shown the whole world that, under certain circumstances, a peaceful atom can be not peaceful, but dangerous, bring sorrow, suffering, endanger the existence of the world as such. Today, 33 years after those tragic events, we opened a memorial sign, which stands in the same ranks with monuments to soldiers of the Great Patriotic War, Afghans, defenders of Pridnestrovie. They are united by a common sense - they are all defenders of the Motherland, they all sacrificed themselves for the sake of peace in our land,” said Vadim Krasnoselsky during the solemn opening ceremony of the monument. The President expressed gratitude to Chernobyl victims, addressed condolences to the families and friends of the dead, asked to communicate more with the youth, talking about the feat accomplished 33 years ago.
We talked today about the fact that the participants in those events are getting smaller. Today, 429 Chernobyl participants live in Pridnestrovie.
The right to open a monument to participants in the liquidation of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant was granted to the PMR President Vadim Krasnoselsky and the Chairman of the public organization “Tiraspol Society “Chernobyl ” Victor Kibal. After the solemn ceremony and the traditional minute of silence, the Archbishop of Tiraspol and Dubossary Sawa served litany for the victims of technological catastrophe and consecrated a memorial sign, in the center of which is carved the image of the icon "Chernobyl rescued". For the first time flowers from grateful contemporaries and descendants lay down at the monument.