6 Exclusion Zone: The most secret corners of Chernobyl

Exclusion Zone: The most secret corners of Chernobyl

Posted on April 16, 2014 by tim

Today, the Exclusion zone is a superficial open radioactive source. Within radioactively contaminated territories, a series of works were carried out to prevent the spread of radioactive contamination and radionuclides outside the exclusion zone, to the main reservoirs of Ukraine (Kiev reservoir, the Dnieper river, etc.)

The Ukrainian part of the exclusion zone, and the zone of obligatory resettlement, has an area at ​​about 2598 km2.


This time, the choice fell on one of the most remote villages of the Ukrainian part of the Exclusion Zone, located close to the border with the Republic of Belarus. Great place, like the heart of the geographical location of the Chernobyl’s Zone.

To get there, you should bypass the surrounding villages where all residents are predominantly “narks”.

The unique night sky of the Zone

 There are no green trees, that is why everything is easily visible

The radiation level increased up to 300 md per ​​hour. These are the ruins of a large motor transport station.

In former times an exemplary socialist village, the largest in the area with an optimistic title – “New World”.
All the roofs are covered with shingles, and look very colorful from afar.

A bridge over the river Vyalcha is a chaotic heaped pile of rotten boards.

The railway station Klevenu.

One can spend a night there.

Pripyat is within thirty kilometers of this overgrown railway. It looks like a jungle.

The gates of the 10-kilometer exclusion zone are wide open.

The river Ilya.

The bridge was washed away.

A forestry watchtower.

The Yakovetskoe forestry. According to some reports, it was almost a full-fledged residential village, and is listed as a resettlement village.

A giant birds nest.

A nameless burial near the tower.

A filled in well, “Juravel”.

The scratches on the wall were left by a lynx.

“Kolya and Vlad were here. We got lost”

A shop in the village of Denisovichi.

The village was resettled in 1993, and probably because of this it is not as overgrown as villages that were resettled in 1986, and remoteness from settlements and people led to affordable housing preservation.

The club in the village.

The village’s cemetery.

Wreaths at the monument to fallen soldiers in World War II are being updated occasionally.

A dirt road leading to Belarus.

A toy of the Soviet era.

A pontoon bridge was left by soldiers during the containment of the Chernobyl accident.

Suddenly, it snowed.

A shirt with an ornament.

“The bread is a head for everything”.

A wild animal’s organisms cope with increased background and chemical contamination of the territory by themselves.


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6 Responses to “Exclusion Zone: The most secret corners of Chernobyl”

  1. D6 says:


  2. Dag says:

    look like normal russia buildings

  3. unknown says:

    The author should improve his English. It’s hard to read.

    • Duncan says:

      As one who is used to not perfect English (cause it isn’t my mothers tongue)I can read it.
      You should improve yours. Or learn another language. Funny how it is, in that way you learn to read non-correct english.

      @article: Amazing shots ant atmosphere

  4. Peter Thompson says:

    This, and other articles on Chernobyl, are very informative and interesting, but as well should serve as a reminder of the lethal powers and consequences of nuclear mistakes. And I am sure it does, with the exception of those rather silly people that insist on going into the exclusion zone. What are they trying to prove??

  5. Kate Brady says:

    Is the “We were here.” note written in Belarusian?

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