The first complex like this was built in 1975 in Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Russia. It was first activated in Chernobyl-2 in 1980. According to some data there was invested seven billion rubles (two times more expensive than the construction of the Chernobyl NPP). There was built a garrison not far from Chernobyl where militarymen and their families used to live.
The infrastructure of the city Chernobyl-2 did not happen in a moment - it had been closed until 1987. Then it became clear it could not be used anymore in the exclusion zone. The main units were dismantled and taken to Komsomolsk-on-Amur.
Five Ukrainian base-jumpers jumped from the station in 2012 for the first time.
Chernobyl NPP and Pripyat - some kilometres between them.
"The Red" forest is over the NPP. Its area is about 4,5 thousand hectares.
The forth unit after the accident.