Chefingeniøren på Chernobyl lærte kernefysik på brevkursus

“The chief engineer – Brukhanov’s principal deputy, responsible for the day-to-day technical operations of the station – was Nikolai Formin […] An electrical engineeer , his appointment had been pushed through by the Party in Moscow over the objections of the Ministry of Energy. He had no previous experience in atomic power but was ideologically beyond reproach – and did his best to learn nuclear physics through a correspondance course.”

‘Midnight in Chernobyl’ af Adam Higginbotham, s. 22