05.08.2016

(f.l.t.r.) Roland Gardien (France), Oleg Bodrov (Russia), Joseph Gerson (USA)

Oleg Bodrov in Hirroshima

NFFA-Laureate speaks at the World Conference against A and H Bombs

On August 4, 2016 the World “Conference Against a and H Bombs” issued a resoultion, remembering the past. Seventy one years ago, the USA used nuclear bombs for the first time against humanity by releasing atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. With tremendous destructive power and radiation, the two bombs burned out the cities and claimed the lives of about 210,000 people by the end of the year. It was a hell on earth. The Hibakusha who survived then had to suffer from latent effects and social discrimination for many subsequent years. Such inhumane weapons should not be used again in any circumstances whatsoever.

At the conference in Hiroshima 90 NGO-representatives from 27 states, 7 government organisations and one UN-delegate gathered from August 1 to 8. The agenda included socuial, ecological and political impacts of the production and testing of nuclear weapons but also the dangers use of the civil use of nuclear energy. NFFA laureate Oleg Bodrov gave a speech at the plenary; title: “Nuclear Victims in Russia: yesterday, today and tomorrow”.

See the resolution