My favorite character so far is the head of the coal miners
An intelligent and no nonsense guy, who stands up to the minister with the two armed soldiers.
"Go ahead and shoot. You don't have enough bullets to kill all of us." And then he pats the minister on his baby blue suit, and all the other miners do the same thing. Then someone remarks "Now you look like the coal minister."
Then when offered a filter mask at Chenobyl he responds, "If they worked, you'd be wearing them." My kind of guy.
Then he said he wanted fans because it was 50 degrees C in the tunnel. I was shocked when I googled it and discovered that's 122 degrees F!