To my right is 'Palace' Square. Behind my back is a hotel (where my son and I, by invitation of the nuclear station, lived the first half year), behind it--the building of the former City Committee of the CPSU, where after the explosion of Reactor 4 of the ChAES [the Chernobyl Nuclear Energy Station] the government commission spent almost two days [and nights] deciding what to do with the inhabitants of Pripiat.