2 Chernobyl Accident Reaction: What Vehicles Were Used

Chernobyl Accident Reaction: What Vehicles Were Used

"Prohibited area" of the Chernobyl NPP. For accident management they used different kinds of vehicles, including home made ordinary cars and
innovative foreign equipment. Let us show you the first photos taken after the catastrophe. The author is Igor Kostin, a popular photographer.
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6 Final Residents of the Buried Village

Final Residents of the Buried Village

This couple managed to "survive" the war, the Chernobyl radiation and Stalin. They are the keepers of the final compound in the resettled village. Nikolay is making
bird houses and hanging them everywhere, he knows which birds will come soon and which ones never returned after the explosion at the Chernobyl NPP.
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2 A Village In the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

A Village In the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

Novoshepelichi village used to be a densely populated place (3000 people). During the first days after the Chernobyl catastrophe on April 27, 1986, the radiation background here was equal to 110-130 mР/h. But the citizens were evacuated only on May 3. They stayed there for a week! The village had a school, a house of
culture, a library, a cafe, a boarding school and a kindergarten. A woodworking plant, a sewing studio and a fire station were there as well. Among those who lived in Novoshepelichi were builders of Pripyat. Blogger zametkiev paid a visit to the abandoned place to take these interesting photographs.
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8 Giant Arch Constructed at the Chernobyl NPP

Giant Arch Constructed at the Chernobyl NPP

You have seen many things from the notorious Chernobyl past. But these are new objects being constructed at the Chernobyl nuclear
power plant these very days –  the Shelter and the Arch. Right now you may join us and virtually walk along the site.
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1 Industrial Splendour: Fifth Power Unit of the Chernobyl NPP

Industrial Splendour: Fifth Power Unit of the Chernobyl NPP

This must be the most ambiguous place in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. On the one hand it's a breathtaking industrial beauty, on the other hand it's a symbol of the time that stopped forever. Finally, it's
more evidence of the biggest industrial disaster, portrayal of disappointed hopes and wreckage of brilliant ideas. All these aspects are reflected by this unfinished fifth power unit of the Chernobyl power plant.
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1 Promenade In the Abandoned City

Promenade In the Abandoned City

Right now you are invited for a walk along Sportivnaya
Street - one of the most famous streets in Pripyat.
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0 Pripyat: Secondary School No 2

Pripyat: Secondary School No 2

Bells have not rung here for twenty eight years. Teachers and pupils do not come anymore, exercise books remain unchecked, the latest records in the class books are dated April 26, 1986. Despite the explosion of a reactor at the Chernobyl NPP, Saturday morning of April 26 was the same as all the previous
mornings. However, teachers gave iodine to the pupils and closed all the windows tight. Some schools cancelled classes and let pupils go home, and on the following day at 4 p.m. Pripyat became empty. Forever. One of Pripyat schools, school №2, is shown right here, in this post.
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1 Vehicles In the World Without People

Vehicles In the World Without People

The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone has many interesting objects worth seeing: houses of Pripyat, overgrown remains of Soviet symbolism, industrial radio factory "Jupiter', the fifth unit of the Chernobyl NPP... At the same time, there is
one more important element in the culture of this gloomy place that contributed to the formation of the current post apocalyptic reality. What we mean is the equipment left by people who would never come back.
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1 Wet Spring In the Exclusion Zone of Chernobyl

Wet Spring In the Exclusion Zone of Chernobyl

Last year, the winter didn't wish to leave Ukraine. Heavy snowfalls covered the Chernobyl exclusion zone as well. Of course, spring finally took over and all that snow
started to melt... Many areas were flooded and became impassable. Here are some water sceneries from the notorious exclusion zone, photographed last spring.
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1 Pripyat Bus Station: 28 Years of Solitude

Pripyat Bus Station: 28 Years of Solitude

Probably, all of you guys have used public transport, right? It's an important part of city infrastructure, it provides transportation for its citizens and communication. In the Soviet times, the most popular means of transport were buses, mostly due to the fact that not many families had cars in the 80s. People were using buses daily. Pripyat was not an exception. In fact, a bus could become another symbol of the city - hundreds of buses, brought from various parts of the
Kiev region, provided transport for the evacuation of people on the 27th of April, 1986. Before the catastrophe, Pripyat had a functioning bus station with the same name "Pripyat" that was used as an important junction point on the way from the Kiev region to the Belorussian Soviet Socialist Republic. That station, that has not been visited by public transport for more than twenty eight years, is the very place we are about to go to....
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