At night the local police officer in an aviation bus pulled up at my place of residence. It was around 10.30 pm, I think. They took me – at this time of day, that is. They took me, brought me to the (medical) board, and after that we fetched our military ID cards, and then they said where we were going to – Chernobyl. I didn't know what it was, really. Lots of people didn't know what Chernobyl was. They had called reservists for service before – but where to? To the “virgin lands” – agricultural work for half a year. But this time – well, it's only later that we realized where we were.