Anatoly Dyatlov Biography
Birthday: March 3, 1931 (Pisces)
Born In: Atamanovo, Russia
Anatoly Dyatlov was a deputy chief-engineer working at Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. He was known as one of the most experienced nuclear engineers who worked at the Chernobyl station. Though he was respected by many of his workers due to his knowledge, he was also known to be feared and detested by many, as he demanded unquestioning obedience. The night on which the infamous 1986 Chernobyl disaster took place, Dyatlov was responsible for overseeing the long-overdue safety test on Reactor No 4. Leonid Toptunov, one of the reactor engineers, had committed a mistake after he took over the controls on the midnight shift. However, Dyatlov insisted that the test should continue, though Toptunov as well as safety protocols suggested otherwise. This eventually resulted in the Chernobyl disaster, one of the most catastrophic events in history. Dyatlov also served some time in prison for his role, as he didn’t follow the safety protocols. In 1990, he was released as part of a general amnesty.