Category: Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

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

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

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…

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:…

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…

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…

Cranes in Pripyat Cargo Dock visited again in the Spring 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…

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

Few interesting theories surround Jupiter Factory in Pripyat, but are they really true? Located on the south-west outskirts of Pripyat and opened in 1980, Jupiter factory employed nearly 3500 people…

One week after Easter the feast of the dead known as “hrobki” is celebrated in Ukraine. The custom requires that on that day a whole living family meets on nearby…

A kindergarten on the Northern edge of Pripyat converted to a contaminated soil research laboratory nicknamed ‘Radek’ (лаборатории «Радэк»). The building contains thousands of soil samples from the entire Zone…

Rarely visited Secondary School in Chernobyl Zone.  

Mashevo Secondary School is among the best preserved locations in the entire Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, mostly thanks to the village’s remote location, over an hour drive from Chernobyl town and…

Chernobyl Town was evacuated on the 27th April 1986, only thirty hours after accident at the Nuclear Power Plant. Today Chernobyl is mostly a ghost town however a small number of…

Grain Mill located on a Kolkhoz Farm near Zymovyshche village. It is often mistaken for the Cordon Mill model used in in S.T.A.L.K.E.R. video game series however the real inspiration…

Pripyat Dock Cranes visited in 2016 on a foggy day.