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.
Some more pictures to remember the Gerogian-Abkhaz war 1992-1993. Up to two thousands of Georgian soldiers, 58 military armoured vehicles, a lot of artillery were operating in unarmed Abkhazia. The plan of
Abkhazia occupation under the code name "Sword" was fulfilled two weeks after admitting of Gerogia to the UNO. Russia ruled by B. Yeltsin knew about the plan and helped Georgia with armament.