Olha Martynyuk
Historian, National Technical University of Ukraine

Olha Martynyuk is a historian at the National Technical University of Ukraine.

Written by Olha Martynyuk

Berries hang on the wall of a house in a village inside Chernobyl’s exclusion zone. Photo by Rena Effendi/National Geographic/Getty

Essay/
Poverty and development
The harvests of Chernobyl

Thirty years after the nuclear disaster, local berry-pickers earn a good living. What’s the hidden cost of their wares?

Kate Brown & Olha Martynyuk