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A HBO miniseries featuring Soviet-era nuclear nightmares has sparked global interest in the 1986 Chernobyl disaster and boosted tourism in Lithuania. The Baltic country, which served as the filming location for "Chernobyl," has become a destination of so-called atomic tourism since the program aired earlier this year.The 64-year-old engineer explained to them what exactly happened when a similar reactor exploded in Chernobyl, Ukraine, 33 years ago.The Ignalina plant is of the same prototype as the one in Chernobyl. Tourists who come to this Baltic coastal country of 3 million to see the HBO filming locations first visit the KGB museum in downtown Vilnius where interrogation scenes were shot.They are taken to a Soviet-era district of gray condos built in the mid-1980s that look somewhat like Pripyat, a nuclear city that served the Chernobyl plant.After locations in Vilnius, atomic tourists may opt to travel 160 kilometers north and join a three-hour tour of the nuclear plant.
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