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Visit to the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site » Hotel “Meridian” in Kurchatov

Hotel “Meridian” in Kurchatov

The Hotel “Meridian” is a spacious and elegant old building operated by the Kazakhstani government’s National Nuclear Center, nestled on the bank of the Irtysh River right next to Lavrenty Beria’s house (how’s that for a feeling of warmth and safety?). I suspect it’s the only place to stay in town.


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