11 Winter In Pripyat

Winter In Pripyat

Posted on February 7, 2012 by

Nature in Priryat, the city which became abandoned after the Chernobyl Disaster, looks really beautiful in winter. Let’s check out the city itself.

This Ferris wheel used to be very popular once.

And today, it is only kids painted on the walls who have fun here…

In this place where moss is growing, radiation level exceeds permissible radiation level by 15 times. By the way, it is better to visit Pripyat in winter because snow reduces damaging radiation.

Many years ago, people could enjoy the view of the city from up there, as well as the nuclear power plant.

Today, this area is one of the most dangerous in the city.

A restaurant.

The following two photographs are for you to compare.


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11 Responses to “Winter In Pripyat”

  1. Kendall noble says:

    I love your website. I have a deep interest in russias immense military power of the cold war. Keep up the good work.

  2. Ivan says:

    Nice pictures, Pripyat is an amazing place !

  3. pinko says:

    The pripyat ferris wheel had not even opened before the city was evacuated.

    • Kent of Sweden says:

      This is correct, the ferris wheel and the rest of the amusement park was to be opened on May 1 but, it (the wheel at least) was in fact operating while the evacuation was under way. Probebly to give children (and their parents) some distraction while waiting for the buses (there is in fact a short film of this somewhere on the tube..)

  4. Al says:

    Plenty of gas masks.

  5. Serenity says:

    A city that will forever be stuck in 1986.

  6. Joe says:

    Graffiti on the walls are really offensive…

  7. Weilong says:

    It is always shocking to see pictures of the life in the now zone of alienation before April 26 1986. All these people believed in a prosperous future. Pripyat was a nice modern small town! The end of Pripyat is the end of our faith in the modern technologies! I can’t forget the pictures of the endless number of buses leaving this place!!!

  8. Weilong says:

    Why were the village of Kopachi and other settlements evacuated so late??? I think Kopachi was situated even nearer to reactor Nr. 4 than Pripyat!

  9. Prince says:

    A city froze in time…result of human greed

  10. Mies1986 says:

    I found a page with this text: “Pripyat’s stoplight, the first and only — the city owned lots of cars, but due to configuration of streets, there were no need for traffic lights… only one was placed near one of Pripyat schools to teach children how to use such ‘device’.”
    So that page I mentioned tells that there were no traffic lights and this was the first and only one. But I can see that it is not true because there is a traffic light crossing in the picture with blue Lada.

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