Soviet Union Rock 'N' Roll, Mounting Toll

More echoes from Chernobyl

The sounds of rock 'n' roll blared through Moscow's Olympic Stadium last week as some of the Soviet Union's most popular bands belted out their hottest numbers. Tickets for the three-hour event, styled after Western charity extravaganzas, raised about $150,000 for victims of the devastating accident that destroyed a reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear plant on April 26. Money from the benefit, known as Account No. 904, after the special Soviet fund that received the donations, will help provide clothing, household goods and temporary shelter for the 92,000 people evacuated from Ukrainian towns near the dangerously radioactive plant. Last week's event...

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