“Rassokha” is the storage area for vehicles contaminated by radiation, that were used by liquidators after the accident in Chernobyl’s nuclear power plant. It is located in the 30-kilometer exclusion zone near an abandoned village with the same name.
A BRDM is an armored reconnaissance and patrol vehicle. It was actively used after the accident. The armor reduced the level of gamma radiation. It was also equipped with a built-in radiometer. Typically, such vehicles were used for radiation detection and level measurements on the ground.
It could swim in the water.
A helicopter, MI-6.
There were 6 such helicopters.
Some dead trucks.
A cabin of an ZIL-157.
A heavy engineering vehicle.
In 1986-1987 these monsters were irreplaceable. The thick armor protected against radiation while they they were cutting down a “Red Forest”. Many villages were buried by them.
The remains of a GAZ-66 “Shishiga”
A path goes to the nearest residential village, from where citizens carried on their illegal business in “Rassokha” for years. They were stealing metal to earn a penny for food and vodka …
Tanks for gasoline.
A pathway maker “BAT”.
This is how the storage area looked 20 years ago.