Forgotten Island Posts

20th April 2019
5th February 2019
24th January 2019

Located in the woods outside of Pripyat, the bakery is a rarely visited by tourists as it’s not included in the routes. The remote building hasn’t been looted as badly…

17th January 2019

Chernobyl-2 was a town near the Duga-1 radar system built to accommodate technical staff and their families, consisting of several 4 storey apartment blocks and some major public buildings such…

17th December 2018

“Agitator” (ru. Агитатор) was a fortnightly magazine published by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (центральный комитет Коммунистической партии Советского Союза). It covered various topic…

16th December 2018

Even in the age of cameras, drones and wireless communication, nothing beats a skilled eye watching over the vast forests of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone!      

3rd December 2018

Crimean War Memorial Park is located on the eastern outskirts of Chernobyl City. After the Chernobyl Disaster few new monuments were built on its grounds to commemorate the victims and…

25th November 2018

A class album found in the Secondary School No 2 in Pripyat. Albums like this one were very popular across the Soviet Union. Pupils would start it when they join…

19th November 2018

Yesterday we have taken a tour around the abandoned outskirts of the Chernobyl City, I have also mentioned the better part of it, where the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone Administration headquaters,…

18th November 2018

When people hear the name Chernobyl they usually think of the wind hauling between the abandoned buildings in Pripyat, eerie Sarcophagus covering the remains of the the Ractor 4 and…

14th October 2018

A collection of teaching aids from one of the schools in the Chernobyl Zone, depicting statistical facts about the industrial and agricultural output of the USSR republics.  

12th October 2018

A collection of Soviet propaganda found in a secondary school deep in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.    

9th October 2018

New series of Chernobyl-related graphics.  

26th August 2018

First video from the “Postcards from Chernobyl” series, featuring few well-known places in Pripyat.    

20th May 2018

It’s hard to find anyone even remotely interested in Chernobyl Zone who hasn’t heard of the Russian Woodpecker – an over the horizon radar, part of the early warning system…

12th May 2018

More photos of Pripyat Then and Now series taken in 2017 and 2018. Let’s begin with the Pripyat 1970 sign and the nearby monument welcoming visitors coming to the city:…

12th May 2018
11th May 2018
11th May 2018

Some more photos of Pripyat before and after the accident, this time from the Main Square showing Palace of Culture Energetik, the Restaurant, Hotel Polissya, the White House (with high…

9th May 2018

Canteen and Shops (Фабрика-кухня) building located on Lesi Ukrainki street in Pripyat. Close proximity to the water treatment station suggests that it provided meals for its employees.   Visited in…

8th May 2018

Cranes in Pripyat Cargo Dock visited again in the Spring 2018.    

7th May 2018

Stratheden Hospital, initially known as Fife and Kinross District Asylum when it was opened on July 1st 1866 was constructed to provide provided mental health care for up to 200…

4th May 2018

The Zone is blue. I see this colour everywhere, in schools, kindergartens, hospital, Jupiter, in Pripyat’s modern flats and old wooden houses crumbling apart in some forgotten, remote villages. It…

22nd April 2018

Some of the abandoned vehicles at the Jupiter factory on the outskirts of Pripyat.