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HBO's Chernobyl Vs. Real Life (13 Images)

It's no secret that HBO's Chernobyl has taken the world by storm. It's being hailed as the highest rated TV series of all time on IMDB. No small feat! This gallery compares the show's prominent characters and scenes to their real world counterparts. The results are equally as chilling. 

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    Nikolai Tarakanov - Commander Of The Chernobyl Liquidators

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    General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev

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    Liquidators

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    Viktor Bryukhanov - Plant Director

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    Professor Valery Legasov

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    Mikhail Shchadov - Minister of Coal

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    Nikolai Fomin - Chief Engineer

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    Lyudmila Ignatenko, wife of First Responder

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    Boris Shcherbina - Deputy Prime Minister of Energy

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    The Trial

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    Vasily Ignatenko - Pripyat Firefighter

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    Aleksandr Akimov - Shift Supervisor Of The Night Crew

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    Anatoly Dyatlov - Supervisor

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