The bread basket
Farms in Ukraine.
By territory Ukraine is a bit bigger than France and in history books it was called a bread basket of Europe.
It is because Ukraine has 40% of the world supply of black earth.
Nikolai Gogol wrote in 19 century "Soil is good in Ukraine, put a stick into this soil and it will grow".
Now, radioactivity signs sticking out. The bread basket is flavoured with wormwood.
They say every cloud has a silver lining. If it is a radioactive cloud silver lining is very hard to find but still there are things that not completely bad. Such as wild animals are comfortable here now. Their food basket is always full. They always have more dinners than appetite and they never attack us humans. This is the closest resemblance to the silver lining that I could find in Chernobyl.