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Mel Gibson's former partner to help Chernobyl kids

Monday, April 19, 2010
Oksana Grigorieva and Mel Gibson arrive to the X-Men Origins: Wolverine screening on Tuesday April 28, 2009, in Los Angeles. (Chris Pizzello/AP Photo )More Photos

Oksana Grigorieva and Mel Gibson arrive to the "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" screening on Tuesday April 28, 2009, in Los Angeles. (Chris Pizzello/AP Photo )More Photos

The Russian-born singer who split from Mel Gibson earlier this month says she will play a charity concert in Moscow to aid victims of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

Oksana Grigorieva said Monday the concert will be for affluent Russians and the proceeds will pay for vital surgery for children born in the area affected by the radioactivity.

Grigorieva told journalists she had already funded operations for 50 children with heart conditions and leukemia in Ukraine, Belarus and Russia.

Grigorieva and Gibson split earlier this month after a three-year romance. She said they had agreed to raise their baby daughter Lucia together.

The radiation left after the meltdown at the Chernobyl plant still affects thousands of children born in the area.

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