Olga Yakivna at her home in the village of Opachichi located within the Chernobyl 30 km exclusion zone. Behind her is a poster of Yulia Tymoshenko the former Ukrainian Prime Minister. Olga says the last time she voted in elections was during the Kuchma presidency (Kuchma was the second President of independent Ukraine). She wants to vote but no one comes to the village to register them. On 26 April 1986 a nuclear accident at the nearby Chernobyl power plant led to the evacuation of all people living with 30 km of the plant. However, she was one of a few hundred former residents who, despite the risk of radiation exposure, chose to return to their former homes.