Chernobyl and Pripyat are not the only inhabited places that suffered from the Chernobyl catastrophe, of course. It affected 230 settlements in the Kiev and Zhitomir regions and approximately the same number of settlements in Belarus. The contaminated villages on the Belorussian side were mostly buried while the Ukrainian ones are still getting slowly overgrown and captured by the nature. However
some houses are taken care of - their windows are regularly painted, gardens nearby are well-kept. Yes, some people do come back to the exclusion zone - mainly elderly ones who remember the war days, it's very important for them - to live on the native land. They amounted to a bit more than a thousand, less than 200 remained. One old couple even lives in the 10 km zone.
Audrey Indombe from Congo and Anatoliy nicknamed "Troublemaker" found each other in the Internet. Their feelings became so deep that Audrey gave up her career of an actress and came to Chelyabinsk. Anatoliy saw a picture of Audrey in Facebook and could not resist from writing to her. They were communicating for two months being
thousands of kilometers away from each other. Then Anatoliy invited Audrey to his native city and sent her money for a trip. His friends were laughing at him - they were sure Audrey was one of many fraudsters who just wanted to get some money. But Anatoliy felt she would not betray him. And she did not.
August 10th is a day of physical culturist and we don't want to miss this event this year. It's been celebrated since 1930s, since the time when much more attention was paid to sport and lessons of physical culture. Sportsmen used to be among the most famous
people in the country and no holiday demonstation was held without gymnasts, football players and others from the world of sport. These bright achievements not only motivated schoolchildren and students but often scared them as well.
In summer practically all pioneers of the Soviet Union used to go to pioneer camps. They were pretty much different from contemporary children's summer camps. In fact they rsembled something in between
juvenile correctional facilities and militarized schools of life for pampered urban children aged from seven to fifteen which had to become stern fighters for bright future and communism.