Pripyat was founded in 1970 to house workers for the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. It was officially proclaimed a city in 1979 but was abandoned in 1986 following the Chernobyl disaster. Currently Pripyat is being supervised by the Ministry of Emergencies of Ukraine as part of the Zone of Alienation jurisdiction.
The city was named after the river it was founded by.
This old picture shows the road from the bridge to the city.
This is what it looks like now.
"Lenin's Party is the power of the nation! It is meant to lead to country to triumph of Communism!"
The city has become overgrown with trees and it is difficult to see the houses now.
An elite residential house on Kurchatov Street.
Now it doesn't look like it's elite at all.
A telephone booth.