From time to time we, the people’s deputies, acted as the proverbial pike that was in the lake, expressly to keep the carp awake. Both individually and in groups, we doggedly wrote countless letters to the prosecutor general’s office to demand that they launch proceedings against officials who had concealed information about the Chernobyl disaster and its effects for the people left in danger zones. In this connection, it would be interesting to follow the changes in what might tentatively be called the consciousness of the gentlemen at the top of that supreme oversight agency.