What city in Russia had a nuclear accident?

There has not been a nuclear accident in Russia itself, but on April 26, 1986, when Russia was part of the Soviet Union, a very bad nuclear accident happened in Chernobyl, Ukraine, which neighbors Russia. Radiation was spread all over Europe and North Africa. Winds at the time carried nuclear material west, towards the more densely populated area of Europe. Many people died because of the long term effects of the radiation, and cancer rates spiked in the next few years. Many deformed babies were born in neighboring countries. Belarus was hit particularly bad, with many radiation poisonings.